As finals approach, the stress level on campus certainly increases, reaching a high, as evident by the late night lines at Tower, our café in Tisch, and the general struggle to find a seat in the library. From 15 page research papers, to final exams, and final projects, the workload can seem impossible.
However, this holiday season, I am working hard to not let the stress get to me. I am learning the importance of taking things one day at a time.
In this spirit, it was lovely to start off December with a Dance Marathon event: holiday card making for the kids at the Boston Children's Hospital.
Dance Marathon e-board members gathered in the campus center to make cards, eat some snacks, and spread some love, inviting any student to come and stop by.
As we made cards, we blasted Christmas songs: From "A Holly Jolly Christmas," to "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," and, of course, "All I Want For Christmas" (a little more than we should have). We even listened to the "Hanukkah Song."
(Special thanks to Jesse Litvin, Sarah Gargaro, and Stephanie Liang for stopping by!)
In many ways, singing Christmas songs and creating cards for the kids was a great way to release some stress.
As we put away markers and crayons, I felt thankful for fellow students.
Despite all the work load, we drew snowflakes, Christmas trees, Menorahs, and signed the cards off with "Love, Tufts Dance Marathon."
This small act of kindness reminded me the extent to which the work done by Dance Marathons across the country is meaningful.
We have a real impact.
For the Kids,