Athens, OH 19 January 2020 –
Going home for the holidays was a much needed break from the stress of classes and specifically finals. I hadn’t realized how much pressure I was putting on myself and the change of pace was welcomed.
While at home, if I wasn’t preparing for Christmas, I was spending down time with our family dog “Cinnamon” and she loved all the attention. We named her based on the color of her fur. Cinnamon herself was a present, so every Christmas is a marker for another year of her being a part of our family. (This picture is from Christmas morning.)
After the holidays were over it was time to start preparing for next semester. I returned back to campus and my family came down to visit the weekend before classes resumed to celebrate my mom’s birthday. We celebrated by getting dinner and going to an OU Hockey game (Which we won, Go Bobcats!)
After my mom and sisters left to go home, it hit me that classes started in a couple days and I began to panic. I didn’t want to be back in the constantly stressed out state that I was in before. It was then that I promised myself that I was going to take more time for me. To specifically set aside time everyday to do things I enjoy and to relax and not feel guilty about the time I was “losing”.
It’s currently the start of week 2 and so far I’ve kept my promise and I hope that by putting it in writing here I will continue to keep my promise!