The start of a new semester

With the anticipation of a new semester upon us, I’ve included some thoughts below on what the new semester means:                 


1. I give thanks to God that I have the opportunity to return to a college as great as Northwestern, where I have a welcoming wing, amazing friends, extracurricular activities to be a part of, and faculty and staff members who care about my future as well as my faith.  

2. I take one assignment, one class, and one day at a time. Syllabuses handed out and discussed, and it is easy to get overwhelmed when looking at all of the tasks I have to accomplish this semester. However, if I just look at what I have to accomplish in a single day and work my way through it, I feel less stressed.

3. I think about all of the fun campus activities I have to look forward to throughout the semester. I will be participating in Northwestern’s student dance performance, RUSH, where all students who audition get to perform various dances. Airband gives the whole campus “Lip Sync Battle” vibes, and it is just as much fun to watch as it is to compete in. Over spring break, I will be travelling to Mescalero, New Mexico, for a Spring Service Partnership with fellow students. 

4. I’m returning to a great work study position in the advancement office that allows me to be creative and work alongside some awesome individuals.