Winter Break

This week officially starts my week of finals. I have a lot of papers to write, projects to finish and tests to study for, along with trying to keep up with my last week of work before I go home. This semester has gone by faster than the other two I have been in combined. When they say that college goes by faster than High School they are not joking. I feel like I just moved back into school a month ago and it is already cold and snowing and time for me to head back home for a month away from school.

A month is not that bad, a month is really nothing. I will go home and not have to worry about anything except working at home and seeing my friends. No classes to worry about or finals or papers for another couple weeks that I cannot wait for. But for a month I will not see my friends from school, I will not have a room across the hall from my best friends or across the street from my job. I love my bosses and I will miss them for a month.

During winter break I will be up on the slops at the mountain in my town snowboarding with my friends who attend different colleges and swapping presents during the season. Attending parties for Christmas and New Years with these people and my family.

Winter break for me is all about spending time with the friends I never get to see and my family. Enjoying the time I have until I have to venture back to school and get my butt back in gear to working. I cannot wait for the snow though and to see everyone I want to see.

What do you do during your winter break? Tell me in the comments below. And goodbye for now as this will be my last post for a while, at least until I get back from break. Have a great break ya’ll!

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Fall Retreat

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Photo taken by Kyle Daudelin at Camp Woodstock.

This past weekend I embarked on a camp retreat with people who I did not know too well. I came back having new friends and people who I could have never imaged becoming closer to. I went on a retreat with a group at my college called FAB (Fitchburg Activities Board). I had never in my life been on a retreat before and had no idea what to expect. I got there thinking it would all be about games and meeting new people, which is was but so much more. We played bonding games, where we could not get them done if it had not been everyone pitching it and helping. One was a game called “Whale Watching”; basically it is a big C-Saw where we had to manage to get all 15 of us on it without touching the sides to the wet ground. Not as easy as it sounds. It took us about an hour but we got it done and it was because we all worked together, listened to one another and figured out the solution. We all become closer talking and doing activities that made us trust one another. This weekend is something a lot of schools participate in. Different weekends but many do it. If you ever have the chance to go on a retreat with your college, high school, job, or just friends, I say do it. I became very close with people who I had just been acquaintances with just days before and now truly call them my friends. Something very warming of your heart to do in the fall time when everyone is thinking of others.

Would you ever consider going on a retreat with your school or work? Tell me in the comments below.

Photo Taken by Kyle Daudelin