In high school I was pretty active. I tried to workout everyday after school to release stress, in addition to eating pretty healthily. Since transitioning to college I’ve had a different sort of way of approaching health and fitness – sometimes by avoiding it entirely. This past spring break I’ve spent the break on campus, and I’ve taken advantage of my free time to hangout at the gym and explore some recreation spots. Here’s a little snapshot of Stanford Recreation and dining.
Hmm… how to not be that overwhelmed freshman? It’s difficult not to: you are bombarded by a barrage of events, opportunities, and tasks; there are constant midterms and exams (especially on a quarter system where things move fast), you are living away from home surrounded by new people and new friends. It’s no wonder many freshmen become exhausted, stressed out, and burnt out. Here are several common-sense, yet often overlooked things I did to stay sane in college.
On Memorial Day I was able to take a minute to simply walk through the Oval and appreciate our beautiful campus, so I wanted to share some thoughts about that with you.
There’s a lot of construction going on around campus right now, and while it’s of course inconvenient in some ways, a lot of cool things are being built.
This last weekend, the first in February, was the first time it’s rained in a while here, which I would normally say is a good thing, but my dorm had planned to team up with another dorm and go paintballing in Santa Clara, so the rain was a little bit of a worry.
As I’m writing this, it’s the end of week five. There are ten weeks in our quarters, plus finals week, so that means that we’re halfway through, and it’s midterm season.