Picture an open road. It’s a beautiful spring day with plenty of sunshine and not a cloud in the sky. You’re driving along to some familiar tunes on the radio, with your windows down, and your palm making waves in the swift breeze. Nothing could ruin this moment, or so you think. One minute, you’re soaking in the ecstasies of spring, and the next, you’re loading up the car with suitcases, laundry, and your laptop. Back to reality you go.
Spring break for me was absolutely perfect. The forecast was nothing but sun, I saw all of my old friends, and I had plenty of time to just relax. But, during the last couple of days of my vacation, I couldn’t help but feel that spring break was a cruel cruel tease. I had finally settled into my break, with memories of summer consuming my thoughts, and suddenly I was snatched away as quickly as I had arrived. Now don’t get me wrong, I appreciated the break as much as any other college student would, but I guess as most breaks go, it went by way too fast.
And now, with all the good feelings from spring break still swirling about us, everyone is beginning their countdown until their last day of class. The good news is, we really only have a little over a month left of school, and then we’re done. The bad news is, that month will be nothing but intense. As with the weeks before winter break, the month of April and the beginning of May will be the time when every teacher piles as much material and as many projects and exams down our throats as possible. Needless to say, we’ll be stressed to the max!
As far as my recent campus activities are concerned, I’m still staying involved. Our soccer team’s spring season officially began on Tuesday. We certainly kicked it off with a bang, doing all sorts of fitness testing and strength exercises. The campus community had a pretty good idea that we were back in action, considering half of our team was hobbling around with bags of ice taped to various sore muscles. We’re hoping the weekend will ease the pain. I’ve also signed up for intramural basketball, which in my case will be an ugly sight to see. Not only have I never played on a basketball team before, but my height of 5’ 1” will hardly render a threat to any opponent. Thankfully, it’s all for fun. It’ll be a great way to stay in shape, and a nice outlet from my academics.
We’re in the final stretch. It will be a tough month to get through, but hopefully keeping busy with school and sports will make the time fly. And for those of you celebrating Easter, have a wonderful holiday!