It’s that time of year again, the time of year that makes coffee and Mountain Dew sales sky rocket. It causes Swem to fill to near capacity, along with every classroom and study area on campus. It’s the time of year where everybody is concerned about what they know or, perhaps, what they don’t. It, along with spring finals, is the most stressful time of the year. But it’s not all bad. It’s also time for Grand Illumination in Colonial Williamsburg and the Yule Log ceremony at the Wren Building. It’s finals season, and everybody is looking forward longingly to Winter Break. Well, almost everybody.
For me, this semester went by way too fast. It could be because I had such an awesome time living with my fraternity brothers in our unit. Or maybe it was that I truly enjoyed all my classes this semester and was engaged by the material. Perhaps it was my extracurricular involvement that kept me busy enough to not notice the time passing. Or could it be that I’m so accustomed to campus life that I don’t even notice time passing anymore? Whatever the reason, first semester absolutely flew by. It seems like just last week, the freshmen were moving in and our professors were handing out syllabi.
William & Mary has a tendency of doing this. The students here get so involved in so many different things that there’s no time to think about leaving campus for the holidays. Even Thanksgiving break, though much appreciated, snuck up on me. I can’t believe that in two short weeks I’ll be leaving this incredible place for a month and a half. Don’t get me wrong, I’m excited to go home and spend time with my family, friends and, most importantly, my dog. However, I’m still reluctant to leave a place that can keep me occupied for 18 hours a day and happy about it. But of course, with the amount of engagement being a student here takes, I can’t waste time moping over having to leave. It’s time to buckle down like the rest of my classmates and get through this last week of classes and finals. I guess all I can do is hope that break flies by just as fast as this semester did!
Happy Holidays Everyone!