Though Cramming lasts through the Night, Winter Break comes with the Morning

The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University

We’re so close, folks.

We’ve survived dead week and spent nearly every waking hour studying for finals, writing papers, or putting projects and presentations together. It’s a real grind, the last couple weeks of school. The stress gets cranked way up and it seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done that we need to. It’s a schoolwork overload. Time dedicated to sleeping is at a premium. Around this time you might find yourself asking, “Why on Earth did I ever want to go to college?” If it was always like this, many of us would likely slip into madness and be forced to transfer from NCU to the nearest psych ward. Times are always tough during the twilight of a semester.

But I’ve got some great news, it’s the twilight of the semester! Christmas break is literally a few days away, that’s it! Some of you lucky ones have already finished and can begin enjoying a hard-earned vacation. The rest of us are on the last mile of the home stretch.

So, my fellow students, don’t lose hope. You’ve been here before, and you’ve always survived. Unless you’re a freshman, in which case, welcome to college young blood, you wear the zombie look well.

All jokes aside, and as much as I loathe the last couple weeks of a term, I am simultaneously thrilled because some of the things I love most are waiting at the mountain top, and there’s just a few short steps between us and there. No school for a month, I love that. Christmas, Christmas lights, Christmas music, Christmas spirit, heck yes! The chance of getting a spot of snow? The mere possibility helps to lift my spirits some. Going home to see my favorite people: my brothers, sisters, mom and dad; the best part by far.

I know I’m not the only person who looks forward to these things, and I hope if any of you are on the brink of a breakdown from all the pressure and stress you can look a little further ahead to the rest, relief, and good times that I sincerely hope are awaiting you. ‘Tis the season to lose your minds, but the one for being jolly is right around the corner.

So soldier on, my friends. We’re almost there.