Removal of the coffee IV. Check!
Sleep. In process.
Finally, the moment we all have been waiting for, winter break! It’s officially one week into our break. After surviving/conquering another semester of school I think it’s safe to say we all deserve a nice relaxing break. Looking back at the semester, I am left sitting here wondering where the time went! It feels like yesterday I was sitting in a classroom introducing myself by name, program track and one interesting fact about myself.
The end of the semester always seems to have mounds of papers, presentations, and finals that engulf me in a swarm of stress. I am always well aware of this but it’s unavoidable. I can prepare all semester but that last week is just inevitably full of stress. While the stress can be a little overwhelming at times, the last few weeks have actually been the most rewarding. I have been able to reflect on the past 15 week’s work of work and see my self-growth.
Winter break to some graduate students is the time to get stuff done, and for some, to catch up on those extracurricular activities you may have had to hold off on towards the end of the semester. Remember that this is a time for break. Allow yourself to enjoy life and eliminate the stress so it doesn’t become your state of “normal.”
Before you know it Spring 2015 will be here. This next semester, I personally have some big planning to do because my program is changing and I will be graduating earlier than I originally anticipated! I have started to look for jobs, work on my resume, explore the option of moving and I have to prepare my current work in the Graduate Admissions Office to be handed over to a new employee. (Sidenote: If you’re looking for a graduate assistantship for next year, you can now view a list of the openings for next year on our website.)
Well enough about planning and lets have some fun! The PHS field house ice rink is hosting open skate on the following dates: Jan. 12, 19 and 26 from 1:30 to 2:45.
Sledding, who doesn’t like sledding? Find the nearest hill and experience being 5 years old again. Now I know you’re tempted – you’re welcome. Otis LOVES the snow. We take him winter hiking and walk him to a nearby field where he can run.