Reminders To Get You Through The Mid-Semester Hump

Reminders To Get You Through The Mid-Semester Hump

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It’s mid November and Thanksgiving is around the corner. School is, most likely, one of the last things on your mind as you’re dreaming of creamy mashed potatoes and gooey pumpkin pie. The weather is getting colder, which also means getting out of bed to get to that 8am is much more difficult than before. Not to mention, since it gets dark out at 5:00pm now, it’s much harder to get to those three-hour night classes too. With all of this going on, it’s hard to stay motivated to do, and excel, in schoolwork. The “funk” of the semester is setting in place, but I’m here to give you some reminders that can help you while you’re struggling over the mid semester hump:

The sooner you get your work done, the sooner it’s done and over with. Yes, no one wants to do their school work, especially with the holidays around the corner, but remember that as soon as you get it accomplished you can leave it behind you and get ready for fun events.

Speaking of the holidays, Christmas is almost a month away! Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or whatever else you may celebrate is coming up too! Memoires, laughs, gifts, and smiles are all coming your way.

The cold doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Use this time to do something you’ve been meaning to do indoors, but haven’t had the time. Maybe some arts and crafts or redoing your bedroom, whatever it may be, you can make it fun!

Go out and embrace the cold! Skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and all that jazz is about to be some of the best things to look forward to this winter.

Sweater Season is here. We all love our most comfortable oversized sweatshirt and this is the time of year to break it out and show it off to the world. Black Friday is coming up which also means deals for tons of new favorite apparel that you can share and wear all season.

Comfort food is in full force. Pasta, pasta, and more pasta! Mac and cheese, baked ziti, lasagna, you name it! It’s natural that humans put on a couple of pounds in the winter, so why not take advantage of the deliciousness that comes with it.

Regardless of how you’re feeling during this point in the semester always remember that life is short and life is good. The weather can sometimes get people in a funk. Winter doesn’t last forever, just as summer doesn’t, and spring is around the corner. Until then breathe, smile, and take life day by day. You can do this.

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I'm A Woman And You Can't Convince Me Breastfeeding In Public Is OK In 2019

Sorry, not sorry.

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Lately, I have seen so many people going off on social media about how people shouldn't be upset with mothers breastfeeding in public. You know what? I disagree.

There's a huge difference between being modest while breastfeeding and just being straight up careless, trashy and disrespectful to those around you. Why don't you try popping out a boob without a baby attached to it and see how long it takes for you to get arrested for public indecency? Strange how that works, right?

So many people talking about it bring up the point of how we shouldn't "sexualize" breastfeeding and seeing a woman's breasts while doing so. Actually, all of these people are missing the point. It's not sexual, it's just purely immodest and disrespectful.

If you see a girl in a shirt cut too low, you call her a slut. If you see a celebrity post a nude photo, you call them immodest and a terrible role model. What makes you think that pulling out a breast in the middle of public is different, regardless of what you're doing with it?

If I'm eating in a restaurant, I would be disgusted if the person at the table next to me had their bare feet out while they were eating. It's just not appropriate. Neither is pulling out your breast for the entire general public to see.

Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.

Mindblowing, right? Wait, you can actually breastfeed in public and not have to show everyone what you're doing? What a revolutionary idea!

There is nothing wrong with feeding your baby. It's something you need to do, it's a part of life. But there is definitely something wrong with thinking it's fine to expose yourself to the entire world while doing it. Nobody wants to see it. Nobody cares if you're feeding your kid. Nobody cares if you're trying to make some sort of weird "feminist" statement by showing them your boobs.

Cover up. Be modest. Be mindful. Be respectful. Don't want to see my boobs? Good, I don't want to see yours either. Hard to believe, I know.

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10 Reasons To Start Vaping In 2019 If You Haven't Yet

"It's safer than cigarettes"

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Vaping is the rage these days among adolescents and college students. Here are some great reasons to start!

1. It's what all the cool kids do

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I wish that I could be like the cool kids

2. It damages your lungs

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It's not like you need these to breathe or anything

3. It pollutes the air

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Let's pollute the air even more!

4. Nicotine addiction

Just the thing I want to be addicted to

5. "Delicious" flavors

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Would you prefer mango flavor or the cancer flavor?

6. The Juul looks like a USB

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Your parents won't suspect a thing

7. Inhale metals like nickel and lead

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Yummmmmm. Lead poisoning isn't a thing.

8. More likely to get infections

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9. You'll eventually want cigarettes

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And you'll make your lungs worse

10. Lung and mouth cancer

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Who doesn't want cancer

In case you couldn't tell, this was very sarcastic. If you want all of these things, then go ahead, start vaping. But you should know what you're getting yourself into and be prepared for the consequences.

If you already vape, I mean no disrespect and I'm not trying to hate on you, but you should seriously stop. Whatever you think is a good reason for vaping really is not a good enough reason to damage your body.

Stop vaping. And if you don't vape, don't start. Just don't.

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