Posted on December 2, 2011 at 2:27 pm
We’ve finally made it to the awkward in-between part of the quarter: three weeks sandwiched between Thanksgiving break and Christmas break, a time for extra stress, sleep deprivation, and exams. That turkey and stuffing feels like years ago, already!
Bustling is the best word for campus this week. Everyone is running to classes, scrambling to finish up projects and making Christmas break plans. For me, it’s running to end-of-the-quarter Senate and yearbook meetings, finishing up my communication projects, and planning Christmas festivities for Andre Hall (I suppose studying for exams factors in there somewhere, too).
Even the weather is busy. The wind has been gusting constantly this week, hurrying the winter weather into Angwin. And with this winter comes Christmas! I’m one of those people who secretly started listening to Christmas music back in October (don’t tell!). There are Christmas trees and twinkly lights in the dorms and the cafeteria, my professors have donned their Christmas sweaters and this week in my hall worship, we cut snowflakes out of magazine pages to decorate our hall.
Despite the tests, presentations, projects and papers, it’s hard not to be happy at this time of year—I feel that PUC is exactly where I’m supposed to be right now, and I’m having a great time making the most of it. That applies to all of my jobs and classes, but it applies just as much to the small things that make this place home. That’s listening to our new (amazing!) Pastor Laffitt encourage the girls in my dorm to actively seek God; it’s drinking peppermint hot chocolate with my friends at the Christmas tree lighting party; it’s seeing people discover their passions in life and their eyes light up with ideas and plans for the future; it’s going to San Francisco just to wander around and eat sushi. It’s these moments that make it worth it.
On that note, it’s time to get back to studying! I wish everyone a happy holiday season filled with laughs, memories and gingerbread lattes!
Senior, Intercultural Communication & Spanish
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