With gymnastics season over I get a taste of what it’s like to finally have free time and be a typical William and Mary student. Being an athlete here at the College is awesome, and I’m lucky enough to have found a school that provides me with everything I wanted academically and just happened to be one of the 18 colleges that still has an NCAA Division 1 level gymnastics team. If only I was this lucky in finding everything I need in life!
With that being said after a whole semester of hard workouts and traveling just about every weekend having a break to wind down the end of the semester is a gift. More importantly, not having a three hour commitment in the afternoon provides me with lots of free time that I’m not accustomed to. Whatever shall I do to fill this void?
Well, after a day, or should I say two, of catching up on some much needed rest I finally decided my time should be spent being productive…or at least enjoying the beautiful weather that rolls into Williamsburg every spring. During the spring the great struggle starts between keeping up with your classes that you’ve worked so hard on for the last semester and enjoying the weather with your friends that you aren’t going to see for the next few months.
As with most things in my life I try to strike a balance between the two and opt for studying in the Sunken Gardens with some friends. At least that was the plan until we started to play volleyball in the court behind the Bryan complex for the next two hours. I started to regret that decision as I was in Swem finishing up my homework late that night when the sunburn kicked in.
Over the next two weeks I’ll get to enjoy the small moments that make William and Mary great. Whether it’s a stroll down Duke of Gloucester street into Colonial Williamsburg with a friend or spending entirely way too much time on the Sadler Center Terrace, it’s great to catch up with friends that I’ve spent many a long weekend away from. With summer approaching you start to realize that you only have a few more small moments in between all the large ones. Before you know it the campus becomes consumed with studying for finals. And after what seems like a blink of an eye lid, I’ll be moved out of my dorm room and on I-95 towards Pittsburgh.
So instead of sitting at this computer screen for any more time, so sorry to disappoint, I’m going to go out and see what I can get myself into. Who knows what will be waiting for me out on campus, but more than likely I’ll end up on the Terrace. Maybe I’ll even study for a bit.