Who has had a Monday where it seems like the whole week is going to feel like the most stressed time of your life? Like your head is in a pressure cooker, your feet can’t move fast enough, your hands can’t keep up with the amount of typing you have to do, you are worried you’ll forget to study for each of the tests and quizzes that you have during the week? And the feeling that even though all you want to do is take a nap, you know you can’t — because the laundry isn’t done and you’re wearing clothes that people say “oh I’ve never seen that on you before!” and you want to say, “yep, that was intentional” but you can’t, because you’re late for a meeting? That is how I’m feeling now. Yeah, so stressed and have SO much to do, that you want to write in your blog? I understand folks, I feel ya. 😉
But what we all should do is just take a breath. Notice that the previously disgusting Omaha weather is actually being tame now, or at least for a few days – to a point where Creighton students are re-emerging from their winter hibernation locations to actually hang out on the mall from time to time. In the past few days, I’ve noticed more and more kids lacking big puffy coats. I’ve seen those brave few who are willing to wear sandals and shorts, much to the surprise of Hawaiiain students who still think it’s freezing – and will until……they go back to Hawaii.
Yet we know that Creighton is waking up from it’s winter slumber because we have gotten to the point in the year that I was mentioning before. The never-ending list of things to do, stressful weeks full of quizzes and tests and papers and assignments and meetings and group work and tasks and LAUNDRY…when all you want to do is go outside and breathe the crisp air.
Even though it gets to a depressing point when you can’t fully enjoy the outdoors because of all the things you need to do, at least we can look outside the windows and actually want to go outside. Yeah, that’s a good sign for sure.