Inspired by a Tree

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I have been in college for over two years now. Within the four semesters I have completed, as well as the fifth semester I am currently in, I have walked all over the my campus. But it was not until today that this tree caught my eye. Out of all the trees, all over campus, this one is the one that had me stopping to take a picture. Nothing is really all that special about it. There were many other trees that looked just like it all around. So what exactly made this particular one so special to me?

I was walking with plenty of other students, and stopped right in the middle of the pathway to pull out my phone. I had took a picture of the tree as quick as I could in order to keep on walking to keep from getting in other peoples way. It was not until I was sitting in my next class that I looked at the picture. Wondering why exactly I took it. I thought it was because that it was somewhat pretty. It has pretty green leaves, and I love nothing more than photos of nature. My next thought was to look around the tree, and I noticed some students were in the process of walking. There was this beautiful tree standing in one place, while all the people around were all busy walking to one of the many places they would go that day.

That got me thinking about how busy we humans are. We are almost always constantly on the move. Most of us do not really take the time in the day to just stand still, and not do anything. Which, by the way, sitting around watching Netflix is still doing something. Sure it is not exactly productive, but technically it is still doing something. Back to what I was saying, I feel like we humans are always so busy, and never truly sit down and admire the beauty around us. There are so many people who are so stressed out all the time. Why not just sit back, relax, and do nothing but watch the environment around you? You can really learn a lot more about not only what is going on around you, but more about yourself. It also can teach you that instead of stressing out over things that you cannot control, why not just relax, and think about it later. This is also known as procrastination.

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Nature can inspire many thoughts. My question of the day for you all:

What about nature inspires you?

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-Annaiss

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How To: Embrace The College Experience

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I thought I would talk about something that I have realized over the past few weeks since school started for me. This is my fifth semester as a college student, and I am starting to realize how much I have changed from that first semester as a freshman. I enjoy college so much more. I love everything about it, even the actually going to class part. I learned to go out and have fun, make new friends, and why I should not skip that class for the twentieth time in a semester. But right now, we’re just going to focus in on that first one. Getting out.

My first semester freshman year was not as eventful as I like to admit. Sure, I went out a few times with friends. I went to go see movies, went to concerts, and to parties. But not that often. Most of the time I was in my small apartment, or next door at my best friends apartment. I never really left to do anything, but go to class or go to Taco Bell at 11 p.m. to grab a late dinner. Only to come back to my apartment, and sit in bed and watch Netflix.

After that semester, I decided to make a change. I wanted to be a different person, and not just the same person who was in high school earlier that year. So that second semester I spent more time out of my apartment. Going out to see nature, participating in the events the school had to meet new people, and make new experiences. Exploring more food than just the Taco Bell across the street from my campus. Doing that made my life more adventurous and less repetitive. Now it is a lot easier for me to go out instead of stay in, and join in with new groups of people instead of sitting by myself. Something I value a lot now more than ever.

Sure, I haven’t given up my Netflix and YouTube watching. I mean how else am I supposed to relax at home after a stressful day at work? But, I did realize that there is a lot more out in the world than there is in my tiny apartment in college.

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Going out in your college years is extremely beneficial for a successful college experience. My question of the day for you all:

What was your greatest adventure your freshman year of college?

Thank you all for reading. Be sure to link your own blog, Twitter, Instagram down below for me to get to know you.

-Annaiss

my snapchat: annaissmaxwell

Links: About Me // Twitter // Instagram