School is now back in full swing. It’s been great to
reconnect with friends, jump into classes, start an internship, begin the
homework routine, and decorate and settle into my home for the year. I’ve
stayed busy getting things organized for the new semester, but in this busyness
I have remembered something that I learned as a freshman. The lesson I learned
revolves around finding a balance between working and resting. As important as
it is to do your work with excellence and in a timely manner, it’s also important to take a break. And take
a break is exactly what I did this past weekend. Two of my good friends
(actually twins) had their birthday this weekend so we (our group of friends)
went to the beach and celebrated.
Picture this… at the beach, sitting by the water, listening
to the sound of the waves, watching the sun set, and being with your closest
friends. Sounds pretty great, doesn’t it? Well, it was pretty great!! We played
some volleyball, did some swimming in the freezing cold water, and as I’ve
already mentioned took tons of pictures. These activities might seem a little
trivial and boring but, in college, when deadlines are always around any time
with friends is gladly accepted.
The weekend was a great change of pace from the normal
“hustle and bustle” of college life. It was an opportunity to enjoy time with
friends, eat homemade food, and stop thinking about formulas, tests, and
So, to Austin and Alexis, thanks for inviting me to
celebrate your birthdays! It was the perfect break for the weekend! I’m
thankful for both of you and proud to call y’all friends!