Let me tell you…This is my last week of classes before finals week! I am a bit stressed out, as everyone is this time of year. But the thing that is pulling me through is Christmas! It’s a bit ironic how this combination occurs. Students are anxious and preparing for the end of their semester, and meanwhile the cheer and positive vibes of hope from Christmas season come into full swing.
I sit at a small table in my piano room that faces my Christmas tree and study. Every time I look up I am humbled by the warm glow of the Christmas tree with the manger underneath.
It is a wonderful time of the year. There is ice skating, food festivals and Christmas expos. I’ve been creating a list of things I want to do after the semester ends…
-Continue searching for summer internships.
-Email my undergrad professors and catch up with them.
-Meet up with my voice coach from undergrad over coffee.
-Buy gifts for my family and best friends.
-Catch up on reading (I’ll make a separate post for my winter book bucket list).
-Get rid of all the clutter in my room and donate even more clothes from my closet.
-Try the iBotta app (let me know if you’ve tried it).
-Write/send Christmas cards.
-Try new Christmas recipes and hopefully post them here!
-Skype/Facetime my cousins I haven’t seen in a while and chat.
-Do a good deed every week (any ideas?).
-Catch up on watching these shows: Lucifer (Fox), The Good Doctor, Death Note, Stranger Things.
So much to do, I can’t wait! I’ve recently made a new friend who is so lovely, and she will be in town during Christmas, so I’m looking forward to spending some time with her.
Besides what I am hoping to do this winter break, this semester at grad school has been great. I’ve made a bunch of new friends, and grown closer to my friends at church and friends from childhood. I’ve been kept busy by my studies and my young adult group at church. Hopefully break will treat me well with some sleep and wonderful memories.
How have you all been? Let’s reconnect! Tell me about how your winter has been? Did you celebrate Thanksgiving? Any Black Friday shopping?