The final push.
It’s that time of the year again, where it is time to buckle down, and end the year on a high note as the lake defrosts and warm weather gets more commonplace.
I think the end of the year is the hardest. It is so hard to find that motivation, the drive to finish the year strong. And during fall semester, finals rolled around right around the time as frigid sub-zero temperatures did, so it didn’t seem so crazy to lock yourself in the warmth of the library or your favorite coffee shop for hours on end.
The story is a little different when in Milwaukee it snows in April, so any temperature upward of 50 is shorts and a tank top weather.
I remember a couple summers back, my friend and I walked up and down the lakefront path during late spring in Chicago, and asked random passerbys what their favorite part or time in Chicago was. One young guy, probably in his twenties, laughed when he said, “Probably when it hits mid 50s, and everyone comes bursting out of their hobbit holes for a long overdue spring.”
I think the same could be said for Milwaukee.
With only a couple weeks left, summer is so close you can almost imagine concerts at Summer Fest and Bradford Beach on Labor Day.
Take advantage of the short time you have left. Study in new places, explore the city, and cherish the time you have with your “college friends.” Before long, they may be trekking back to either coasts, and you will go from seeing them 5 times a day to not seeing them for weeks on end.
There is less than a month less than school, and while that means no more long tests, and monotonous lectures, it is definitely a bittersweet feeling.