We're down to the final month of school. For some that brings feelings of excitement and relief as they have been counting down the days since August. For others it brings nerves and feelings of unknown as they are trying to figure out what to do for the summer or are looking for a job for after college. For me, I have a mixed bag of emotions. I am looking forward to being done with writing 3 papers a week and stressing out about big assignments. But, I am also nervous about the summer as I am traveling 1,300 miles away from home to work for 3 months.
So, what should we do with the month left of school? How can we cram in all of the fun things we want to do with the limited amount of weeks we have left? How do we find time to still develop friendships and have meaningful conversations in the midst of being stressed and crunched on deadlines? How do we maintain a positive attitude when winter just will not go away and there seems to be no hope for summer?
I pray that we can be a supportive community going through these feelings of the last month of school together. I pray that we try not to fill our conversations with complaints, but with encouraging words. I pray that we invest in the time we have left together before we part for the summer. I pray that we can find the balance of relaxing and enjoying the time we have left while still being diligent in doing our best in our school work. Colossians 3:15 says, "And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful." May we be filled with peace as we enter a time of projects, presentations, papers, and finals, and may we never forget to be thankful for them!
(P.S. And don't forget the inspiration from High School Musical:
"We're all in this together
Once we know, that we are
We're all stars
And we see that
We're all in this together")