Hey kind krafters!
Happy Almost Spring!! I am loving the change in the weather and seeing the ice melt off my driveway! March 20th can’t come soon enough.
This year has definitely been my busiest yet. I’ve taken lots of work-heavy courses and have participated in several extra-curricular activities. A lot of this year has seemed like a complete blur with just trying to get through one day at a time and keep up with all of my commitments. I’ve always been bad at saying no to opportunities and people, and this became very obvious this year. Acadia recently had its February reading week and I didn’t stop once. The next week was my recital and then the following week I had several large papers due. I have found this year to be a tough one for sure.
However, things are looking up! Classes are almost finished, my recital is over and went really well, I got to watch all of my friends do their third-year recitals, and now get to watch fourth-year friends do theirs too! Despite all the work due around recital season, nothing beats getting to watch my friends do what they love! I was so happy to be able to sing for my family and friends that don’t usually get to hear me sing. It was also an awesome accomplishment for Brent and I and it’s a shame that it’s finally over.
I am so thankful to have the friends that I have made while being at Acadia. They always help to de-stress me and get me through the day. Wolfville really has been the best place for me to be during my university years. Every week, I look forward to going on walks with friends around the town, going to choir on Thursdays, and working at the markets on Saturdays. Another favourite thing to do is drive around the valley and visit the farm. As cliché and cheesy as this sounds, it’s always fun to chase the sunset in the valley.
With the school year coming to a close, I am doing a little self-check. Over the past month or so, a lot of my selfcare habits have had to take the backseat. Now it’s time for me to take a quick look at what I need and what I have to bring back into my life to make sure that I’m feeling my best. I need to start meal prepping again and spend less money on buying wraps and tea from the SUB, I have to get back to going for walks every day to clear my mind and get some sun, and I also really need to start using my agenda again because without it my life is getting quite unorganized! My other thing that I’ve started to do in my room, is a good spring cleaning! I didn’t realize how much this was helping until I saw my closet looking fresher and my drawers starting to get more organized after a few months of clutter.
I hope this post makes you want to check in with yourself too as we enter exam season and make sure that you’re giving yourself appropriate time and love!