Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Library Therapy

School has been in session for over a month now. While four weeks doesn't sound like a long time, I assure you, it feels like an eternity. The fact that snow has been blanketing the city of Menomonie for a number of days makes the semester feel as if it should already be drawing to a close. Already I am running around campus-bundled in my warmest jacket and thickest mittens-with cheetah like speed in an effort to spend as little time in the brisk weather as possible. Oh how I long for sunny summer days spent soaking up the sunshine.

It's no secret that I have been struggling with my semester. For the past week, each day has produced new frustrations that have slowly been bubbling to the surface. I'm living in a constant state of "I'm going to burst into tears at any moment so don't say anything that might make me cry." Perhaps I need to boil over to return to my simmering state, but I'm trying to avoid that stage all together. In my attempt to feel better about life, I have returned to the one place that always makes things better: the library.

I entered the doors at 4 pm today and was immediately struck by that library smell. A mix of paper and hospital cleaning supplies, it has a distinct aroma that should be bottled and sold as aroma therapy for students. I made my way to the fifth floor where I was happy to see that I would not have to reclaim my territory of my favorite cubby. Sitting in the hard wooden chair, I feel as though the simulation has been paused and my fingers are once again able to keep up with my mind.

I know in an hour the simulation with unpause and I will be sitting through a three hour night class. For now, I will enjoy my peaceful time and continue to work on the never ending piles of writing homework.

8 comments:

Shari said...

I'm glad to see you back and active. Good luck on the studies; I'm sure you'll get back into the routine; and it doesn't last forever!

Long-time RN said...

Ah, so good to see postings again!
Sounds a bit like senioritis has hit a few semesters early. Keep beating that procrastination bug into submission.

It sure feels like it'll be a long winter, especially since summer was a very brief season. I swear I just put winter clothes away and now I'm dragging them all back out again. Oh for the days of flips and capris!

Good to read things are going smoothly. Way to go with that GPA!
Welcome back, keep pushing through, and yes, thank God for coffee!

Long-time RN said...

Our thanks and gratitude to you and JR on Veteran's Day and every single day.

More than half-way through the semester-YEAH!

Take care.

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Long-time RN said...

Happy Thanksgiving Josie and JR!

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Merry Christmas Josie and JR.

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