Memoirs of the Hurricane

Tree trunk found in the park
I wasn't aware of how magical fall break was last year.  

Over the past few weeks, I've found myself having conversations with many different people about how badly we all needed fall break.  We were all worn out, exhausted, burnt out from writing, and starting to slack off in our classes.  This was new for us this year, but why?  That's when I remembered what happened last year.

I still feel guilty as to my memories of Hurricane Sandy.  The worst thing that happened to me was having to walk outside during a hurricane to go to the dining hall.  We lost power for just a few milliseconds, but that was it.  The entire time, we were all grateful to not have class for those two days, and to have some extra time to write papers and such.  Meanwhile there were people who died during the storm, and numerous people lost their lives.  Last semester my life was, in a way, made less stressful by the hurricane while it ruined the lives of many others.

I really did need this fall break, and it's so true that life was getting unbearably stressful.  But life is just like that sometimes.  To be honest, the stress we feel from paper deadlines and midterms isn't really all that bad, in comparison to what it could be.


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I'm Madysen, born and raised in Nebraska but now living out my dreams in New York City. I moved here to go to Columbia, but living in New York has become so much more to me. This blog is a space where I can share my experiences of reconciling my midwestern upbringing with the life I live in the city. But even bigger than that, this blog serves as a space where I can try to understand where I fit into the larger social world, where I want to go in life, and how I want to go about pursuing all of these endeavors.

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