Yes, The Change In Season Affects My Mood

Yes, The Change In Season Affects My Mood

My feelings correlated with each season.

Do you have different emotions and associations with each season? I think most of us do. Besides the obvious holidays and change in climate, something about the annual cycle always brings me the same feelings as a new season approaches.

1. Winter: indoors and family

During the winter, it is just plain cold. I came to a college 10 minutes away from the beach because this is not my cup of tea. Being the outdoorsy type, I find myself longing for something more.

During this season, I find myself more stressed out and even going out at night more for entertainment. Winter is also the cuddle season. I feel that more people begin relationships in the winter because it is a time of cuddling up, watching Netflix, and going out to indoor restaurants. The other side of Winter, in which I look forward to, is the Holidays.

In college, this time has become increasingly valuable in that I get to come home and have a special appreciation for the people who are most important to me. After the holidays, however, I am ready to say goodbye to winter.

2. Spring: excitement and anticipation

As Spring rolls around the corner, things start to ramp up. The sun comes out, trees regain their color, and everyone starts to come alive. This time of year is full of anticipation as spring comes with exciting events such as carnivals, proms, and going to the beach when it isn't quite warm enough. This season is very busy and often difficult to remain focused on school while awaiting the summer ahead.

3. Summer: wild, fun, and full of stories

Summer is the time to just experience. During the summer I am always having a blast whether it be with my friends or going to the beach with the fam bam. Most of my time is spent outside and many memories are made. However, towards the end of the summer, I tend to get tired of the lack of structure and am ready for the fun to settle down.

4. Fall: comforting

During the fall (my favorite season), it is time to go back to school. I always enjoy this time because I get to see all my friends from school and build a new year for myself. The air is warm, yet cool. Trees become stunningly beautiful with their array of colors, and you begin to find comfort in getting back on a schedule.

When I think of fall, I think of football games, Halloween, bonfires, and relaxation after a long, fun summer. This is a time of contemplation of your past year along with ideas about how to make your next school year a great one.

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6 Things You Regret Not Doing During Spring Break

Your plans just never seem to work out, do they?

The first part of Midterm season is over and you can’t wait to have an entire week to yourself. An entire week! Right as you’re making plans to travel to the Great Wall of China in Beijing, the Taj Mahal in Dubai and the Eiffel Tower in Paris (all in one week of course), spring break is already over. Here are some of the things you wish you did during Spring Break, but never got around to doing.

1. Got ahead in class

You told yourself you would be 3 chapters ahead in math, 9 readings ahead in English, and a whole semester ahead in economics. By the time you’re in the car traveling back to school, you’re having mini palpitations thinking about the amount of work eagerly awaiting your return to college. At least you solved an entire math problem during break.

2. Went on vacation

You wanted to get some aesthetically pleasing photos to post on your Instagram, perhaps of you lounging on a resort in Cancun or posing next to the Statue of Liberty. Instead, you ended up sitting at home. Every. Single. Day.

3. Caught up on shows

You wanted to start watching that new Netflix show everybody was raving about. But every time you opened your laptop and signed into your Netflix account, you ended up falling asleep right as the episode was about to start. Whoops.

4. Ate out at your favorite restaurants

Broke college student. 'Nuff said.

5. Shopping

See number #4.

6. Went outside

Let’s be real. You spent the majority of your spring break sleeping on your side, sleeping on your back and/or sleeping on your stomach. You just couldn’t find the motivation to even get out of bed because you know you won’t be seeing much of sleeping once you’re back in college. Too bad the first time you’ve seen the world outside the four concrete walls of your house in a week is the day you’re returning back to college.

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6 Reasons St. Paddy's Day is the BEST Holiday

Get your shamrock shake in hand, green lipstick on, and embrace your inner Irish as you celebrate this St. Paddy's Day!

It only happens once a year. It's the day you have to wear green, where leprechauns come to life, and the bars make the big bucks. It's St. Patrick's Day!

Here are 5 Reasons why St. Paddy's Day is the BEST Holiday of the year.

1. EVERYONE is Irish (even if you're not)

On St. Patrick's Day, everyone is Irish because everyone celebrates! Throw on some green and you're good to go. In fact, you're almost expected to conform and be Irish for the day or else you'll be pinched! So why not, embrace your inner Irish and have some fun with it.

2. ...and if you're "Irish" then that means you'll get some free kisses ;)

There is a famous saying, "Kiss me, I'm Irish" that is very common around this time of year. I mean, since we are all expected to wear green and embrace our inner Irish, we might as well take advantage, am I right?! Just don't forget your green lipstick ladies!

3. Green can really bring out your eyes.

Green is a great complimentary color and really brings out your eyes if you have brown or blue eyes. The more, the merrier! Get together and go all out this St. Patrick's Day. After all, if wearing green brings out those gorgeous eyes, then who could resist kissing you!

4. Dartys All Day, Bar Hop All Night

Darty=Day Party. If you are going to be on a college campus this St. Patrick's Day, then you're in for a treat. Rumor has it, here at JMU we are going to have some pretty epic dartys, and I hear some might even be having a moon bounce and mechanical bull. Go and have fun with your friends. If you're 21 and over, enjoy the nightlife and go to some bars and drink some green beer, just stay safe and be classy :)

5. Shamrock Shake

It is only here once a year, that's right folks, it is McDonald's love and cherished Shamrock Shake. This beautiful green, minty, refreshing milkshake will make your taste buds do a happy Irish jig! Take a ride and fill up on some McDonald's and Shamrock Shake this St. Patrick's Day.

6. It's a Lucky Day!

One big component of the St. Paddy's day is luck. Whether you're into the idea of luck or not, might as well take a chance and see where it might take you this St. Patrick's Day. I mean, how could you not love a holiday that is all about things playing out in your favor.

Get your shamrock shake in hand, green lipstick on, and embrace your inner Irish as you celebrate this St. Paddy's Day!

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