I never thought my anxiety was a problem until about two weeks ago when I checked myself into a medical facility because I felt like I could be having a stroke. Admittedly, I never took people’s anxiety seriously, “it’s just an excuse”, I told myself, but after my “scary” situation, I now realize the severity of some people’s anxiety.
There’s a mystifying sensation and surge of adrenaline when you know you’re about to witness something great. When I first began to discover and listen to heavy metal as a teenager there were 3 bands that started my obsession with the genre. Black Sabbath, the founders of heavy metal, Motorhead, and Metallica. Metallica has always remained somewhere in my personal top 5 all time favorite bands. Every day on my bus ride to and from school I was listening to something from one of their first 5 (perfect) albums, Kill ‘Em All (1983), Ride the Lightning (1984), Master of Puppets (1986), …And Justice For All (1988), and Metallica/The Black Album (1991). This last Friday, May 12th, I finally saw my metal heroes live in concert.
Many colleges and universities are two weeks, or so, away from final exams. This can be the most stressful time for a student, especially one who might be completing 12-15 credit hours per semester. Not to mention, they could be working a part-time job or interning at some establishment.
So what do you do?
How and when do you study?
Spring is (essentially) here. So it’s time for you to break out the spring clothes, but you want to be fashionable and functional. There are many ways to do this and many styles that will guarantee that you are the most stylish person on campus or on the streets.
As the title suggests, coming out of one’s comfort zone is perhaps one of the most nerve-racking things he or she can do. However, it does not have to be this way.
For self-disclosure, I am not the most social person. Many times I shy away from anything that I feel “forces” me to be around people, but since I am going to be in the communications world, I understand that I have to break out of my shyness and become a great communicator. You can take baby steps to combat the “shyness routine”, such as talking to someone at school or work that you might not normally communicate with. Broadening our horizons is the best thing that we can do because it is always an advantage for you to receive different perspectives. Continue reading
Spring break is upon the campus of Rowan University-note much of the inactivity around campus- but there is plenty to do in New Jersey or wherever your home is if you cannot afford to go down to Florida or climb aboard a pleasure cruise.
Unfortunately, for some people, snow appears to be in the forecast this week. However, the snow can work to your advantage. So long as you are not in the workforce, the snow might keep you indoors, meaning that you can get ahead of your peers by studying. I know it does not sound glamorous, but what else do you have to do? This is a great opportunity if you were not satisfied with your classroom performance in the first half of the semester. If studying and getting ahead is not “your thing”, you can go outside and have a snowball fight, just like you used to when you were a child. Having a snowball fight or even playing a football game in the elements is always fun, no matter your age.
We are well into cold and flu season and you might be thinking that if you haven’t had your flu shot yet, trouble is on the horizon.
However, I am here to tell you that I have never had a flu shot in my lifetime, and I have never been very sick. Nor do I catch the common cold as much as I have in the past. This could be a coincidence, but I refuse to believe that my lifestyle has nothing to do with this. Overall, I am quite consistent in keeping clean, especially using hand sanitizer. Continue reading