Classmates Make all the Difference
This past weekend, my classmates and I finally got to relax and enjoy each other's company. Our midterms ended on Wednesday, and we've been taking advantage of every opportunity to participate in non-school-related activities ever since. Sometimes I forget how much I enjoy their company outside of class, so it's nice to be reminded every now and then.
We all realize how important it is to have a life outside the classroom. A lot of us participate in an intramural soccer league, which is a great stress-reliever. We also had an organized dodgeball tournament after our last midterm. I honestly can't think of a better way to relieve stress. It was supposed to be students vs. faculty, but unfortunately it fell through. We're hopeful that we can convince them to participate the next time we do it.
I am starting to realize that the people in my program are having a very profound impact on my entire PT school experience. I can't imagine being stuck in a room with 50 people who I don't look forward to seeing on a daily basis. I have been trying to pinpoint the exact qualities of the class that make me feel so attached, but I really can't figure it out. All I know is if I didn't feel so connected to the program, it would be much harder to continue, particularly when things get miserable.