The way I see it, Jan Term is kind of an extension of my winter break. My only class, Coping with Stress, doesn’t involve a lot of work outside of class time, so I have a lot of time to do what I please, like reading, blogging, and surfing the web.
Since I have so much free time, I thought this would be a good weekend to go home. I’m doing everything that I would have done had I stayed on campus but in the company of my family and the added bonus of home-cooked meals. Most of my friends who are on campus for Jan Term went home this weekend too, so I would have been pretty lonely had I stayed.
There haven’t been as many activities on campus as I would have imagined. Last weekend, the Office of Student Engagement screened Superbad a couple of times, and this weekend, they sponsored a bus trip to the Columbia Mall so students could get some retail therapy. Luckily, it looks like the number of activities will increase in the second half of Jan Term. Off the top of my head, there will be a recreation night, a movie theater night, an inauguration watching event, and the day of service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Amazingly, there’s only a week and a half left of Jan Term, so while I may get bored at times, I’m going to cherish all this down time while I have it!