Hey all! Hope that everyone had a fantastic and wonderful weekend.
I headed home this past weekend where I got to go thrifting with my housemate, have supper with my sister, hit up the first yard sales of the season with my mom and brother, and dance ridiculous with my siblings and cousin at a family wedding.
It was a pretty fabulous weekend.
But, now finals have to start...
I'm currently working on a 8-page paper - which, call me a nerd, I am loving. It is for my Women in Religions class, and we could pick what we wanted to write our final paper on. So, I picked the history of women in the Church of the Brethren. It is so interesting researching about these powerful women and learning that some of them are connected to my home congregation or my college.
However, even though I'm probably more excited about this paper than I should be - I'm still ready for this week to be over; finals is so unnecessarily stressful, I think. There is too much pressure at the end of the year.
Which is why I'm glad things like this happen:
Last week, our Student Activities group planned a Color Festival which is based of the Hindu celebration, holi. I was originally just planning on going to take pictures for a couple for friends, because I didn't want to take my professional work clothes off before my shift. I went to my room, grabbed my camera, and was literally walking out the door, when I just started tearing off my knee high socks. I quickly changed and ran to the field.
I couldn't tell you why I changed my mind at the last minute, but I'm so glad that I did. We had such a blast during and after, taking pictures and then walking through campus while everyone gave us strange looks.
College is not going to last forever. That realization is hitting me more and more as I inch closer to senior year. Therefore, I am so grateful for moments like this where I can play like a little kid with my friends.
These are the moments that I will remember as I look back on my time at Juniata - not the 12 page papers or what grade I got on an exam. Those things are important, but they fade with time. The moments that make you smile from ear to ear or laugh until you are rolling on the ground? Those are the memories that will last a lifetime.
Have a great start to your week, everyone!