Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Home Stretch

The Thanksgiving Holiday break was such a tease this year... I went home to spend the holiday with my family a week ago, and I had such a great time with them, but I was drowning in anxiety over approaching final exams and projects. 
It was fantastic to have a small break, but knowing just how much work had to be completed between the time I got back to school from Thanksgiving break until the end of finals week, next Friday, was daunting.
I did not let it get the best of me though! I was unable to get some of the work that I had brought home with me done, but it was just as important for my sanity to spend some time relaxing and hanging out with family and friends.
One of the highlights of my break, other than having some time to just chill, was going tobogganing with my younger cousins! The toboggan that I have can be called "vintage." My father has had it for around forty years and it is much faster than your average plastic sled. It is a work of art, made of wood with the curved front.
We flew down a steep, snowy hill and I was in charge of making sure we did not crash into any trees or the brick building at the bottom of the hill.
Normally, I do not really like the cold or the snow that much, but it was perfect for tobogganing and the sun was setting, which allowed me to take some really lovely photos. It felt like home and the winters that I have grown up with. 
Coming back to school on Sunday night was terrifying because of how much work I had left to do for Monday. Luckily, I was able to get everything done and I am so glad to say that I survived this week! It is basically smooth sailing from here on out. I have finals and presentations to give next week, but I know that I will have ample time to prepare for all these things, so I am not as nervous or anxious about them. 
I am really looking forward to finishing up this semester and being able to spend some time at home for our winter break.

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