With only a week left until I return to school, I thought it’d be a good time to reflect on what I’ve done over winter break.
Winter break is a time to get away from academics and to recharge after a tough but rewarding term. For someone like myself who always wants to keep busy, however, winter break can move a little bit slowly. To make the time go faster (and to use that time productively), I decided to volunteer at a local soup kitchen. It’s really rewarding work; I only go in for four hours a day, and I leave feeling like I did something to benefit my local community. In addition to my volunteering, I’ve been spending a lot of time hanging out with my friends from high school and running. I feel that my winter break has been enjoyable and productive, but I’m happy that I’m getting back to school. I’m really excited to explore some new academic subjects (economics and computer science) and meet some new people.
Next year’s winter break will be a bit longer because of schedule changes, so expect campus groups to have plenty for you to do. Next winter break, for example, I’m planning to go on a service trip to Rwanda through Dartmouth Humanitarian Engineering…so keep an eye out for winter break opportunities if you’re here next year!!