During that fall time where crisp leaves fall and hot cider is shared, you’ll probably find your regular William & Mary student seated at Swem. Now that this period is coming to a close, you’ll find it easier to breathe as the stress from grades and balancing the coursework of classes that didn’t have midterms are put in the past.
Swem Library in the summer
Fortunately, the drive of students at W&M is ever prevalent; a good grade is strong enough to push you into the next challenge, while a bad grade can promote change in attitude, study habits, and procrastination efforts. While I have yet to find out my fate, I am confident in my ability to thrive because of the tools I have been taught over my years here. Nevertheless, this doesn’t stop the stress. I suggest taking a breather by running through Colonial Williamsburg, grabbing lunch with friends, and because of the cleverly placed time thanks to the Hurrication, perhaps take a trip to a pumpkin patch!
Whatever your typical de-stresser is, lean on it if you need to and thrive because of your time taking care of yourself.
Until next time,
Sammi Slusher ’19