Richard Monroe, NASPA Community College Division Representative
November 30, 2018
Ah, the smell of winter, potential snow days, greetings of holiday songs, students, faculty and staff feelings are high--*record scratch*-- in reality, this time of the year can be very stressful for many student affairs professionals and faculty members with the frantic buzz about upcoming final exams. As professionals, we are looking at wrapping up the fall semester and year-end, student stress levels are reaching astronomical levels, and all while we find ourselves trying to scramble for last-minute events, grading last-minute papers, enrollment, reports, entering grades, and making presentations.
However, we need to remember that it is also a great time to reflect, relax and reenergize, personally and professionally, to prepare for what the spring semester may bring. This is the time where students may be dreaming about their winter break bucket list, which includes eating home cooked meals, laundry, back to back streaming of Netflix and spending some much needed time with friends and family. This begs the question, what does your bucket list look like for this winter break? I have compiled a few different things that you may want to add to your winter break bucket list:
It is your choice, to do one, two or all of the items on the list, but I recommend at least doing one thing for you! What would you add to your bucket list?
Happy Holidays from my family to yours!
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