Coming to Cornell a couple months ago, I had heard repeatedly that February is the hardest month for freshmen. I could understand the reasoning–it’s this time that the Ithaca weather is at it’s coldest, the allure of a new semester has worn off, and work is laid on you with no breaks whatsoever. Plus, February is just a stupidly hard word to spell. Feb-ROO-ary? Seriously…
How do you get past the blahs, you ask? Stay active! And use Proactiv!
Take today, for example. Yeah, it was freezing outside, and incredibly windy. I’d assume a good amount of people stayed in their dorm most of the day. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy sleeping in as much as the next overworked student, but I had a busy week and needed to leave the college bubble today.
So, my friend and I went to the Ithaca Mall to stretch our legs. We did nothing of significance, really; we went to the Borders bookstore (which is sadly closing), ate in the food court, and picked up some stuff at Target. It was very low-key, but, like I said, it was nice just to get out of the Cornell bubble.
The moral of the story? The winter blues can get to you, but only if you let them. If you’re involved in clubs, are keeping yourself busy, and aren’t immersing yourself in schoolwork 100% of the time…you’ll be much happier.
As I wrap up this post, I wanna thank the fine people at the CornellInsider and MetaEzra blogs for complimenting and promoting my last post, My Day in Comic Form! Maybe I’ll do another one…I’m thinking a weekend edition?
Wow, I really went heavy on the big red arrows this post.
Have a good week!