Happiness and positivity and 2 important mindsets I like to keep, especially during stressful times like finals week in college. This is a blog about some of the most recent moments/upcoming moments of happiness in my life. Reflecting on stuff like this can show you just how grateful you should be to have the life you do, no matter how small or big the moments may be.
- My friend Camryn and I got single rooms for next semester, and then found out that we know a good amount of people who also got placed on our hall.
- I have one more week of classes, and then a whole week off before I have any finals.
- I am going to Hawaii in less than a month, and my brother is graduating from college.
- Cam and I also got the LAST storage unit left in a nearby storage unit company to put our stuff in over the summer until next semester.
- My grades, last time I checked, were where I like them to be going into finals
- I am going to get to see my baby cousin Cecelia relatively soon. She just started walking, so I cannot wait to be with her!
- There is a delicious chopped salad place on my campus that I only recently found out about.
- I got a job on campus for next year that I applied for. I will be an intern in our career development center.
- As of yesterday, I became excited to rush a sorority next semester. We had a mock recruitment day yesterday.
- My boyfriend is visiting this coming weekend AND it is Camryn’s birthday!
- After a few days off the gym last week, I got myself back in there today.
- I got my EMT certification last summer that I will finally put to use this coming summer!
- Mother’s Day is coming up where I will get to spend time with my mom and mom mom-mom.
- I am ahead on my work for the next week because I did most of it this weekend, and as a result de-stressed myself.
- Lastly, I got an email today about a package waiting for me in the mailroom, and I love getting packages…even if I already know what it is lol
Take a minute to think about some of the moments of happiness you have recently had or will have soon, and smile. In my poetry class which I most of the time don’t like, but sometimes get something useful out of, we read a famous poem called “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost. The speaker in the poem still has a way to go, but he takes this beautiful moment to stop and admire the woods he is traveling through. Everyone may interpret the poem how they wish, but what I got out of it was that before we come to the end of our lives, it is important that we take moments to slow down and reflect on, admire, and enjoy our lives. There’s some connections to nature in the poem, but I didn’t really care to have that be a part of my personal analysis because I don’t have much of “deep connection” with nature whatever that means. Here is the poem for those who have not read it before.
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.