It seems like it was just yesterday that we arrived back for the beginning of this semester, and here we are now 2 weeks away from Christmas break. Most of QU’s campus is arriving back from Thanksgiving break tonight. Those of us that drove back are parking their cars and slowly grabbing the bags from their trunks. We are meandering our way back to our bedrooms, taking our sweet time in unpacking.
We are postponing the inevitable. The moment when we are forced to open our planners and see all of the homework that is due in a matter of days. We know that moment is coming, but we are hoping to savor that last bit of sweet freedom before we fall into the long nights of studying.
Why else do you think I am writing this right now? I am holding on to the last piece of Thanksgiving break because even though Christmas Break is only two weeks away, that jolly break seems to be very far away.
Luckily, being a part of a small community has its perks. You know that walking to the library will help you be more productive. And it is almost for sure that you will have somebody to sit next to when you get there. You just have to be careful to not distract each other with too many coffee and ice cream breaks in Q-yo. (Frozen Yogurt and Coffee shop, located in the basement of our library).
Another perk of this small community is that you know people in all of your classes. And when you are struggling to study, chances are somebody else in your class understands it and is more than willing to help you out. Or if they don’t they are going to be even more excited to try and figure everything out with you.
And I would have to say that the biggest perk of this small community is the fact that all of the teachers know who you are, and want you to succeed as much as you want to succeed. Even on weekends, I know that I could send an e-mail to just about any of my professors and they will get back to me in a timely fashion. It is personal and that makes everything all the more helpful.
This is a college, and sometimes we are going to get stressed out about schoolwork. But at a home away from home, when you are constantly surrounded by people who want you to succeed, it makes completing all of that work so much easier.