Time For Yourself!

This week was a pretty neutral week, actually (I’ll probably regret saying that later)! I have a lot going on: classes (including my “Issues” class, which we need to do extensive research for), practicum (trying to satisfy all of my hourly requirements), and what else….oh yeah, sleep and hanging with friends!

I think a lot of students forget how important that is! We are so busy with school and work, we forget to schedule time for ourselves. As a “type-a” person, I have everything scheduled in my calendar. I always need to know what is coming next. But you know what I don’t ever put in there? Relaxation time….time to unwind. I am always on the go, and need to remember to take care of myself, especially during these times when our bodies are susceptible to getting the cold and the flu. So, just take that as a piece of advice as you manage your time. Make sure to add time for yourself!

Talking about health and wellness, we have so many services available on campus to help and advise students regarding wellness. Along with the Health Center, there is personal training, nutrition education, fitness center tours & instructions on how to use the machines, along with Red Barn activities (rock climbing) and the Ice Arena activities (learning how to ice skate, hockey, etc.) Oh, and don’t forget about the pool and hot tub! The pool, gym and ice rink are awesome, but I’ve never been to Red Barn to rock climb (mostly because I stink at it)! But it is on my list of “to-dos” before I graduate!

If you’re interested in learning more about the facilities, you can check out the website here. But an even better way is to see it in person! We have a lot of upcoming Open Houses, which are great opportunities to see the campus. The list of dates can be found here. If none of the dates work, remember, you can always schedule an individual visit!

Time to bundle up and head home (I’m typing this at the library)! Have a great weekend!

About Caroline

Major: American Sign Language—English Interpretation

Hometown: East Hampton, N.Y.

Why I Chose RIT: I chose RIT because the ASL—English Interpretation program is incredible and I loved the idea of continuously improving my ASL skills because there are more than 1,300 deaf and hard-of-hearing students on campus!

Clubs/Activities: School and my job in the NTID Admissions Office doesn’t leave much free time, but I am involved in the Student Interpreting Association and a student member of GVRRID (Genesee Valley Region Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf).

Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy traveling around the world—I have been to 12 countries, and I hope to check some more off my list soon! I also love to bike, swim and when I am home, paddle board every day!

What I Like Best About RIT: I love the strong sense of community here at RIT. With 15,000 undergrads at RIT, along with 1,300 deaf and hard-of-hearing students, it is large enough to have a variety of backgrounds, interests and opinions, but small enough to be able to spot a few familiar faces when you’re walking down the quarter mile. I also love that there are so many deaf and hard-of-hearing people on campus, so I can continuously use ASL and hone my skills. And best of all, my professors are amazing! They are willing to help me with anything I need, and that is really important to me. RIT is a very supportive environment and I love it!

Favorite T.V. Show: “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Lost” and “How I Met Your Mother.”

Fun Fact About Me: This summer I went to Italy for a study abroad program. It was one of the most amazing experiences and I can’t wait to go back!

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