Last weekend, I, and about ten other students piled into cars and headed to Wisconsin for a day away from campus. I am currently in the midst of midterms, projects, and assignments which all seem to be due at the exact same time! I was concerned that spending an entire day away from campus was a bad idea, especially with my list of homework continuously growing.
As we drove deeper and deeper into Wisconsin, farther and farther away from campus, my regret continued to grow. We finally reached the pastors’ “farm” in Beldenville, WI. It was so beautiful to be out in the country on a fall day. I was surprised at how calming it was to be away from the hustle and bustle of campus back in Minneapolis.
We enjoyed a day of resting and reconnecting with each other, ourselves, and God. I especially enjoyed exploring the “farm” and observing all of the gorgeous fall colors. I also got to have a one-on-one conversation with a new member of our LCM community. It was really fun getting to know her, and it almost seemed as if I was reconnecting with an old friend! We ended our day with homemade apple crisp which was delicious!
I found myself having such a great time that I did not want to leave and return to “real life”. However my homework was calling and it was time to return to campus. Obviously, school is important, after all, that is what we are here for! But looking back, I can see that a day away to rest and reconnect was exactly what I needed during this busy time of the school year!