First Day of Spring Blues

Joann Wolwowicz

I hope that everyone had a fantastic spring break. Even if you didn’t get to go somewhere tropical and warm, I hope it was still a nice break from school, work, and stress. I know that it was for me. The best part was that there were many days of beautiful weather. We even had a 70° day, which was much needed after all of this cold weather and snow.

It was a sad day when break officially ended, and it was time to come back to school. That just meant that it was time to get back into the swing of things with homework, tests, and projects. Since we are more than half of the way through the semester, it’s time to really get in gear on those midterms, second or third tests, and final projects that we forgot about as soon as they were mentioned in January. Alright, now where did I put my motivation?

So to start of the week, I was hoping that the weather would continue to be bright and cheery to keep me motivated on my first day back. But as luck would have it, Monday was the dreariest, rainiest day of the year. And to make matters worse, it decided that the first day of spring was the perfect time for it to snow. You could just see the joy in people’s faces as they walked outside in the cold. Not the best way to start off the spring. There goes my motivation again.

Hopefully most of you are faring well in the school work department. However, there is still time to catch up on all of that work. Make use of the library. It is the perfect place to go if you are looking for a place with no distractions. Believe it or not, you will get more done if you actually sit down and try to avoid all distractions. Give it a try. An assignment that usually takes you three hours to complete might actually end up taking you only an hour. You wouldn’t believe how much of your time a distraction, such as Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, etc. can take up. You can literally lose hours a day.

Lastly, since we are winding down the school year, we are also winding down the time we have to make sure we are doing the best we can do in all of our classes. If there is a class that you are not doing so well in, please make use of the resources here on campus to help you out. Speak to your teachers, do some extra studying, go seek help in the Center for Learning Resources, and keep up on all of your assignments. You do not want your final grade to be a surprise, especially if it is not a pleasant one. Let’s try to keep the procrastination to a minimum and the distractions on hold.

Good luck on those projects. I know I myself have a few major papers to write. How many days until summer vacation? Hopefully they go by fast and we can enjoy another well deserved break.