After a wonderful week off from school, I am both excited and disappointed to be heading back to school from spring break. I spent my vacation time in Florida with family. It truly felt like a spring break, with temperatures in the sixties and seventies most of the time. The weather felt great after spending the winter months in chilly Tennessee. While I didn’t do anything too exciting on my break (well, at least not exciting to most people), it was nice to relax and have some time to just kind of sit around.
I spent most of my time watching sports, especially track and field, which, at least to me, was exciting. I also had time to go running several times throughout the week. This semester at Southern has been really busy for me, and between that, the cold weather, and being sick a couple of times, I haven’t been running much. It was nice to finally get some good runs in. I also had the opportunity to go to a Florida Gators softball game with my dad, which was a lot of fun.
While I am struggling with to find something more interesting to write about than what I did this past week, I do think that I learned an import lesson over break. Having this last week off of school helped to remind me the importance of rest. As Seventh-day Adventists, we often talk about the importance of rest, and more specifically, the importance of the Sabbath. But it seems like during the middle of a busy school week, I forget to rest. I have the attitude that there’s always something else I could be doing, so I forget to take time to just rest. This week, I was able to rest, and it felt great. I know that it’s harder to find time during school to rest, but I believe that even just taking a few minutes each day to stop what I’m doing, and rest for a little while, would really help me. I easily get burned out from all the stress from school, but I think just taking a little bit of time each day to relax and refocus my day on God would really help me out. There’s only seven full weeks of school left, it’s going to be a race to the finish, but I know that if I take time to get adequate rest, I can make it through till the end.