Having come this far, means that every student here has a story, a reason, and their own motivations. When studying can become too tiring, what motivates you? How do you keep yourself going? Those can be questions that can be hard to ask yourself, but asking is the first step to remember why you’re here, what you have done to get here, and how amazing it all truly is.
Though the questions might feel too grand in scheme, motivations do not have to be. For example, when I opened WordPress to start typing this blog post, I wasn’t really sure what to even write about. It’s only when I took a few sips of coffee, a little too hot on the tongue, with headphones playing a playlist shuffled with songs I’ve never heard of that I thought, maybe I should write about motivation. Because it was in the little, routine things such as a cup of coffee and a melody in my ears that have always motivated me to work a little harder, to keep going a little more forward.
As Thanksgiving break comes closer, it can be harder to find that motivation you need for all the exams, papers, and projects that just happen to be right before break. It can be difficult to find something new that can motivate you, and it might even put your schedule off-track. I tried changing my schedule around for a change of pace, but instead of helping me focus and become motivated, I felt like I had been on unstable ground and confused. It might be the same for you, or different, so make sure to try everything at least once during your academic career here at USG.
For now, I’m sticking with my too many cups of coffee and tea in a day, and playlists from all genres to keep me going as I work on studying for exams once more. The Priddy Library has been the ideal place for me to study ever since I arrived at USG, with its cozy atmosphere and the bustling of students working just as hard surrounding you at every corner. It’s a place I’ve been in so many times, it feels like an intimate home now. Make sure to stop by and visit, and good luck with studying everyone! Thanksgiving break is just around the corner 🙂