Week 12 means tests, papers, projects, and trying to balance self care somewhere in there. As an RA in the residence halls we learn about how important it is to take care of yourself both mentally and physically to avoid burn out in our academics. RIT has so many ways to de-stress and take care of yourself. We have an excellent gym facility with great classes. So far I have taken kick boxing and gotten a personal trainer. Both were awesome experiences and really fun! We also have the Red Barn which is an indoor rock climbing barn here on campus. Another personal favorite is the fish tank at the library. I could spend hours there just watching all of the fish (oops…did that last week).
Personally when weeks get busy (especially this week) I head outdoors. At RIT we have what we call the “loop”. It is a 5K loop around campus that is really nice to run on especially when the weather is cooperating. I also like to head outside to the walking trails. This is definitely one of the hidden gems of campus to me. It’s a great way to shift your focus and take care of yourself. Here is a view from one of my runs this week! Catch up with you all soon! Hopefully by then projects and papers will be the least of my worries:) Happy November!