Here we are, in the heart of midterm season! Although the beginning of school is full of exciting moments like meeting new friends in classes and reconnecting with old ones who we haven’t seen since before summer…. midterms tend to hit us like a ton of bricks. A heavy reminder that we have so much to do before we go home for reading week. I don’t want you, future students, to picture your university life as you stuck inside studying! There are tons of really fun ways to take breaks around Brock! I have found it very important, this year especially with my fourth year workload, to take really fun breaks from studying. Sure, if netflix is your thing, grab a blanket, make a tea and curl up to a new movie or an episode (or five) of f.r.i.e.n.d.s! But if you are looking for a study break unique to being at Brock listen up! My roommates and I have been living by the motto “work hard, play hard”. We are sure to work hard during the day so that in the evening we can take a break together to de-stress. Here are some fun suggestions that we have tried out recently!
1. Take a walk at the Quarry! The Quarry is a lovely little spot behind village. It is always very quiet there, and although it is just behind Brock, it feels so separate and isolated…. makes for a perfect place to clear your head.
2. Go for a hike a Decew falls! We did this a few weeks ago and loved it (but be prepared to get dirty!). We went swimming in the water because it was still very warm, but it would be equally beautiful this time of year with the leaves changing colours!
3. Go apple picking! This was my favourite study break! We drove down to Parkway Orchards which was only about 15 minutes from campus. Walking through the rows of apples, trying all the different types, and baking (delicious!) apple crisp when we got home was the perfect way to forget about the assignments and exams we had to study for.
4. Last but not least… check out the new outlet mall! I have spent far too much time (and money) at the outlet these past few weeks! There are great stores, and amazing deals to be found here! Who needs to cross the boarder to Buffalo when we have our own lululemon outlet less than twenty minutes from Brock!?
Hope you all have made time for study breaks and I strongly recommend you check out a few of the suggestions I made!