Treading Lightly
Treading Lightly

Holiday slump

I am always exhausted and worn out after major holidays, especially Christmas. The hours of baking, onslaught of company, and what seems to be an endless amount of dishes after each and every meal leaves me tired for days afterward. Yesterday I finally gained some strength and patience to clean the entire house. It feels better to have everything back in it’s place and the mess of the baking and everything else taken care of.

Due to my dismal, tired state, I won’t post anything magnificent today. But in the near future I will post some green cleaning tips that work amazingly in the dorm, or any other living space. I also read a great book, one that I will tell you all about tomorrow, that has inspired me to put in more effort to cook for myself this coming quarter.

My new years resolution?

I doubt anyone knows this, but I keep little, random keepsakes in boxes. I have the tickets to every concert I have ever been to, a piece of lava from Hawaii, the sticker from the skating rink from my first date, birthday cards, movie tickets, and doodles from friends all piled in boxes in my closet. This year instead of shoving them in a box only to be forgotten, I think I might turn them into a book like this:

Image and Idea courtesy of Elise Blaha

And the best part is, I can buy the skeleton of the book and fill the rest in… tempting. This would also make a great gift for someone you have a lot of memories with. 

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas… break

For once its quite around campus as the library fills up and people barricade themselves in their rooms to finish all of the things they have put off for the last 10 weeks. Finals start next week and everyone is trying to finish that one last paper. Its peaceful… if you aren’t completely stressed and horrified at the amount of work you have to do.

I bought some holiday tea yesterday to celebrate the occasion and give us motivation to focus and push through these last few days. My roommates even decorated – we have a felt christmas calendar on our door. It’s a tree and an interactive advent all in one. 

Today I will bring my tea to class and day dream about what it will be like to drink it at home, surrounded by family and friends with all of my papers and homework for the quarter burning in the fireplace (not really, I will dutifully recycle them).

To all of the other college students out there, don’t forget to take a break every once and a while. We can do it. Just think, in a few weeks your life is going to be so much better.