End of semester feels
During this season it is important to remember what truly matters. I feel like often we neglect the small things going well in life and focus on pure negativity. This season, in the midst of personal struggle, we should throw away the pessimism. Instead, I encourage us all to concentrate on the small things going well in life when conflicted with what feels like turmoil. It is so easy to become complacent with studies. Nevertheless, we should all take a little time out of our busy schedules to focus on the positivity in life.
There are several ways we can do this:
1. FaceTime friends back home
Holidays are approaching and for some reason, it makes me miss home 100,000 times more (a rough exaggeration). Having to wait to see some of my best friends miles away is easier with FaceTime. It is always nice being able to catch up on life and it makes missing them a little less hard.
2. Embrace the environment
Being here at OBU, I have learned to appreciate the beautiful colors of the fall leaves. For most people, the changing of tree color is a normal occurrence, but to me it’s something that I don’t really see back home.
3. Wear Christmas sweaters with friends and take the cutest pics P.S. it’s never too early to be in the holiday spirit
I get it. It’s a week before dead week and you have a research paper, three presentations, and what feels like a hundred assignments due all at once. But it’s okay… you know why? Because you have a dusty tacky Christmas sweater in the back of your closet that is yet to be worn and you are going to put it on and embrace Christmas four weeks early because hot cocoa, s’mores, and bonfires … and yes, that is a perfectly justifiable reason.