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Take care

November 13th, 2014

Besides living off campus, being a junior is not always awesome.

 

I love delving into my major and minor. But I underestimated how intense 300 and 400-level classes could be. I noticed I’m not the only one, either.

 

I scroll through Twitter all the time.

 

And every day, I see several tweets about people being stressed out and overwhelmed. Many use memes of Kim Kardashian being bombarded by paparazzi as a parallel to their reaction to the semester.

 

I know it’s not just my upperclassmen friends, though.

 

I understand that this point in the semester is difficult for all classes. Projects are due, papers are mounting and tests are being crammed in to ensure all the required material is covered before finals. So it gets difficult.

 

It’s not finals week yet, but this post-fall break semester peak that we’re in is always rough.

 

But I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to take care of you.

 

Thanksgiving break will be a godsend for us all. But before then, and especially before finals, be careful with how you treat yourself.

 

Stay hydrated and make sure you sleep.

 

And please, for the love of all things good in life, don’t forget to eat. Food is everything.

 

Don’t be ashamed to take a study break, or two. Or seven.

 

Netflix is always the answer.

 

Don’t overdo the studying, writing and reading. Grades are important, and this stuff is critical to your future.

 

But so is your health. Just keep that in mind.