A Sun Shower
This cold, rainy, windy weather appropriately reflects this time period every fall semester. And it definitely doesn't help to make it any easier. All you want to do is stay in your warm comfy bed but you know that there are papers to write, exams to study for, spring semester course schedules to organize (I can't believe it's already time!), meetings to attend, and holiday travels to arrange. I could go on and on, but I would stress myself out even more so! The most important thing to remember is that you're not alone! Just last week, my roommate and I were discussing how we wished that the library was open 24 hours a day! And I believe that many others would agree. It is the perfect quiet, calm environment where you can tackle any assignment. I even feel comfortable taking a nap on a chair or a desk there.
In times like these when I feel angry, frustrated, and stressed because of schoolwork, I remember my high school principal repeating our school motto, "learning sustains the human spirit". And now more than ever, these words ring true. I have learned so much in just these past two months of the semester and I am so grateful to my professors for that. I know that once I am into the second or third week of winter break I will be itching to be back at Simmons - active, busy, and working hard - just like all my fellow classmates - because that's just who we are!