Written by: Cara Eaton
As my first and last fall reading week at school, I’ve come to realize these mid-term breaks are also sort of like check-points to your University career. With this fall reading week, I’ll have completed half of a semester, or 25% of my final year, or 13/16 half semesters, or over 80% of my degree—not that I’m counting.
These reading weeks persuade people like myself who consider their ‘home’ right here in St. Catharines to return to their parent’s house for a ‘holiday’ visit. Don’t get me wrong, I loved going home and seeing family and friends, but there comes a point when I just can’t wait to come back to school.
Perhaps this is why reading weeks are so important. You lose the drive you once had starting off the semester and going home looks more attractive than ever by the time thanksgiving comes around. Reading weeks may not be as productive or exciting as you thought, but regardless they remind you just how good life at school is.
So although the only thing I managed to do over reading week was mess up my sleep schedule, I’m still thankful for a fall reading week as it gave me something to look forward to in the midst of midterms, and something to look forward to returning after a week at home.