During the spring semester I always get a restless feeling. It never fails: the days are longer, and I am ready for summer because it feels like my days are filled with classes, work and the occasionally stressful extracurricular activity. I often find it very difficult to just relax.
But trust me – and this is coming from a very objective source – Ouachita in the spring is the best! It is packed with beautiful blooming flowers, great weather and everyone working on fun summer or graduation plans. People are hanging around outside to talk or play games, or they’re driving out to Lake DeGray. It’s a great time for socializing or for finding a little peace and quiet on your own.
So, when you are feeling stressed or can’t study for that neuroscience exam anymore, be spontaneous and just hang out! Apart from hammocking on the lawn, here is my short list of things to do:
Do not wish this time away! Summer will be here soon enough. Take time to enjoy these people and this place. And be sure to make some memories with the weeks we have left!
By Phoebe Huff, a junior mass communications major from Jonesboro, Ark.
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