Posts Tagged ‘Reflection’

“I open at the close”

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

You know it has been a rough week when I start thinking about good ole Harry Potter and his experience with the Resurrection Stone. For some reason, Dumbledore’s hint “I open at the close” came to my mind as I was thinking how tomorrow marks the close of yet another year of academic rigor and challenges, and the start (eh, open?) of something new.

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3 Weeks in…

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

A typical semester is 16 weeks long. To think that I have already burned 3 of those 16 weeks makes my heart palpitate. (more…)

An Open Letter to My Freshman Self

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Hey Chey,

College is scary and that is okay. You’re going to learn so much about who you are and how strong you can be. Nothing worth having is easy, and college is going to hammer this lesson home.
8 AM classes are not going to be easy any more. When you feel like you’re going to fall asleep, sit in the front of class. Cut down your caffeine consumption, that way you can use it when you really need it.
You are mentally ill, please make sure you are taking care of yourself. This is new information that a lot of other young adults are finding out too. You are not alone. Go to counseling services, talk to your doctor. Most of all, lean on your support system, they have your back.
Don’t expect things to fix themselves.

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What am I Doing for Spring Break?

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

But what spring break do you speak of? The one that almost all other CSS students are participating in and doing cool things during? Oh that one. Yeah, I’ll be student teaching. So when you are student teaching, you follow your elementary school’s schedule, not your college’s. I’m definitely bummed because for the past 2 years I’ve spent my spring break on the PIFT, doing community service across the country with a bunch of people. Going on the PIFT had become annual way of pausing and enjoying life and reflecting. It’s definitely a mindful week. It feels weird not being with all my friends. Last year, we all added each other on Snap Chat, so I have been watching everyone’s stories as they road tripped to Boulder, Colorado. It’s definitely a senior-moment, because it’s one of the first things I won’t be doing anymore as I graduate. I won’t be a “college kid” anymore. Putting a disclaimer out there though; my elementary schools actually has two, 1-week breaks, so I can’t be completely sad. I have one extra week off than my friends and I’ll get to take advantage of it to job hunt!

Mid-Semester Reflections: Half full or Half Empty

Monday, March 13th, 2017

I am halfway done with the semester! The optimist in me rejoices. I still have half a semester to go. The realist in me awakens.

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