To College Kids On Christmas Break, Sit Back And Relax

To College Kids On Christmas Break, Sit Back And Relax

We made it through another semester!
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Well, we made it! We’re dead, but we’re alive. Finals really handed it to us. The semester was tough. We are mentally drained from trying to solve math problems and memorize the structure of the human brain.

Sometimes we thought the work we were doing was a complete waste of time and would never benefit our futures. I honestly think college is a game of who is mentally tough. Sometimes you have to know what you’re doing, but sometimes you just have to keep going without breaking.

Now that we’ve made it through another semester, regardless of grades, let’s celebrate with a break. This Christmas break, let’s not stress, worry about school, or think about what could have been. We can’t go back and change anything, so let’s just look forward to what’s next! So here are some things you could do over break to forget about school.

FAMILY, of course! The best part about break is getting to see your family! I always love seeing my dysfunctional family. We play card games, watch sports, and eat way more than we should. They’re loud and always teasing each other, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I hope you all get the time to see your families.

Even when they embarrass you and tease you, they’re really just saying they love you. Enjoy them over break because before you know it, we’ll be back at Purdue where we have to cook for ourselves and do our own laundry.

Next, you can watch alllll the movies and Netflix you want because, hey, you deserve it! You don’t have to worry about the homework you have due or the test you have to study for. Don’t feel guilty, finish the entire season and then the next one after that. Make sure you watch every single Christmas movie out there! Clearly, "Elf" is the best Christmas movie, so get a good group together, pop some popcorn, and enjoy!

Slumber parties! All your friends from high school will be home, so make sure you get to catch up with each other. I mean, those are the people that helped you survive for four years. See how they’re doing, but do not talk about school or grades. Talk about something better like old memories and what you want for Christmas. Friends are the greatest gift, so do not forget to see them before you have to go back!

Have fun this break, Boilermakers! Go ice skating, bake cookies, watch movies, and laugh. Enjoy yourself, and move on from this semester. You deserve to celebrate the hard work you put in.

You should sit back and relax! We’re jumping into a new year, so let’s start fresh with a smile. See you on campus in 2018!

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

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10 Bible Verses For Thanksgiving

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The Thanksgiving season is a time we spend with our loved ones giving thanks for the blessings we are given. Here are 20 Bible verses that remind us of what Thanksgiving is all about:

1) 1 Chronicles 16:34

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

2) Colossians 3:15-17

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

3) Philippians 4:6

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

4) Psalm 30:12

That my glory may sing your praise and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever!

5) Isaiah 12:4-5

And you will say in that day: “Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted. “Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth.

6) Hebrews 12:28-29

Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire.

7) Jonah 2:9

But I will sacrifice to You With the voice of thanksgiving. That which I have vowed I will pay Salvation is from the Lord."

8) 1 Timothy 4:4-5

For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, if it is received with gratitude; for it is sanctified by means of the word of God and prayer.

9) Psalm 28:7

The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.

10) Psalm 100:4

Enter His gates with thanksgiving, And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him; bless His name.

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How Starting Your Journey Is Half Of The Battle

"You can start your journey any day at anytime."

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Not that long ago, I wrote an article about a little phrase I heard on my friend's snapchat story. It got a tone of views and a lot of great feedback. And just in time for the beginning of the new school semester, he said something else that just kind of stuck with me.

He said that you can start your journey any day, at any time.

Okay so we've all heard this before but have any of us actually taken the time to put that saying into action? Well, quite recently I have. I used to be the type of person who waited until last minute to do everything, whether it was homework, a workout plan or whatever I wanted to accomplish. I used to be the type of person who said that at whatever time I'll start my homework and if it was a minute past that time I would have to wait to the start of the new hour....yes like the meme.

But now, ever since I heard that quote, it's been replaying in my head on a loop. Which is why I now just do things at the moment they're thought of and not a certain time. I decided that this is the semester, I don't wait until the last minute to do all of my work, and so far it's going well. I decided that this is the perfect time to get in shape, and not wait until the New Year, because I'm the skinniest most out of shape person that I know. I decided that instead of waiting until the new year to eat healthier that I'm going to do it now.

For a while I have wanted to get back into dance. I kept saying that I'll sign up for classes again when I finish school. But instead I decided to do it now, registered for a ballet class at school and signed up for ballroom dance, and it hands down has been one of the best decisions I have made.

Honestly it's been weird not having a set start date and time for certain things, but why would I put off doing something that I want to do? What I will say though, is that not procrastinating on homework has made these first couple of weeks of the semester fly by and seem like a breeze.

Just by letting go of the idea that every thing needs to have a set start date and time and a set date and time to end has made the pressure of things go away. By just starting my journey for whatever I'm doing right now, has increased my happiness and my overall productivity of what I'm doing.

So a little word of advice just go for and just do whatever you want to do right now.

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