• Malvern Madondo

    Malvern Madondo

    Senior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Malvern's Bio:
    I have heard that the average human being uses 10% of their brain's potential. Whether that's true or not, this blog is a mirror of at least part of my brain's functionality and activity. It is an outlet through which I share my experiences and escapades here at CSS. I hope that in between the mixed metaphors and rambling in my posts, you find something valuable. I have an overwhelming interest learning new things and expanding my horizons (which is why I am here). Wait, I just lost my train of thought... Welcome to my 'Pensieve' ~ thinking out loud..

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  • Malvern Madondo

    Senior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

Thanksgiving: The Last Deep Breath

13 weeks into the semester, three more to the finishing line – the beginning of a new race. In a few weeks, winter break will start and before you know it, Spring semester and the end of the first year – the start of the second. As if that’s not enough, final exams start in less than three weeks. Most students have projects and endless assignments that need to be completed before exams start. Studying also needs to be done and so does revision. Whew!

This past week has been like a military retreat for me, a time when I exit the battlefield (class) and revamp my strategies (reflect, revise, plan and action) in order to attack (my studies) with full force. It is the last deep breath before plunging into the deep, the last part of the semester. It is also a time to focus more on the positive aspects of life, of college, and just be thankful and applaud yourself on the back for making it thus far. It is that time when you look to your left, right, ahead and behind, around you, and appreciate those around you, family, friends, strangers and so forth. Everyone. This is kind-of the idea about Thanksgiving that I have come up with. A time where you retreat from that that takes up most of your time and attention and use it as an opportunity to be with your loved ones, those who play a pivotal role in your life, those who don’t, anyone and everyone.

 

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