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Okay, I admit it. The second Thanksgiving is over, I’m ALL about Christmas. Christmas is my second favorite holiday, following Easter. But nevertheless, who doesn’t love snow, Santa, lights, and of course, PRESENTS! Have a happy December! Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2020 at In Their Words
If you’re someone like me who’s had anxiety for almost their whole life, forgetting the past isn’t easy. The smallest thoughts can rip you away from the present and make your whole future seem bleak. However, you control this. Mindfulness is an amazing practice. Realizing that we cannot change the past is essential for us to have a bright future. Bad thoughts are like a cloud in the sky: they are there for a while, but eventually the wind takes them away, and you cannot see that cloud anymore. Impact your future. Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2020 at In Their Words
It is definitely different spending time with my family after living with a single room. Going from just friends to your whole family is a wake up call to realize why you truly love home! we only had immediate family over because of COVID, but we all still had a yummy turkey with tons of appetizers. I hope your Thanksgiving was great! Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2020 at In Their Words
Recently I’ve been getting seen by a lot of doctors that all want to help my mental health grow. So many people, including you, should try to realize that mental health matters. Something I’ve learned how to do well is journaling. Some days it won’t be a lot, something like “Today I got out of bed and made food, but that’s okay. Tomorrow will be better.” Other days will talk about how excited I was for a big Thanksgiving, or seeing my friends at home. Try to make the best out of your situation! Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2020 at In Their Words
Midterms are wrapped up and I couldn’t be happier about my grades (especially Anatomy, that’s a hard course!). This gave me lots of time to sit down and think back to all that I’ve accomplished in the past two months, even though it seemed to fly by. Norwich has taught me so much in such a short amount of time. I walk to chow and see disciplined rooks cheering as I think to myself, “Wow, my college is so cool and unique”. And though I’m not entirely taking Nursing courses yet (it’s mostly gen-ed’s), I know that as I continue to study I will become an even smarter and successful woman. Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2020 at In Their Words
The other night I was hanging out with my friends in South hall of the civilian dorms. Me and my friend both struggle with worrying about different things all the time, and my other friend who had never experienced this was asking questions about what it entailed. He asked what I’m insecure about. I said “my body, my acne, my attitude, I think no ones cares about me sometimes,” He responded saying, “Can’t you tell yourself that you do look good, and that you are a great friend?” And I said, “Just because I tell myself something does not believe my brain will believe it.” And that’s true. So many of us as people, as students in college, battle insecurities. The entire point of our insecurities is that we wish the bad thoughts go away, but no matter what you tell yourself they always race back to you. Just know... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2020 at In Their Words
I was recruited to play Varsity Softball at Norwich. Though COVID-19 has ruined a lot of our plans, including our spring break trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, we still make the most of the game at practices outside on the Norwich field. All of us love the game and put in a lot of dedication. It is great to be a part of the Norwich Softball team because we all care for each other like family. Now, let’s hope we get a season to play together in the Spring! Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2020 at In Their Words
Many of us are busy. Active, always doing SOMETHING. Have you ever stopped to check-in with yourself? I write about my anxiety, depression, and panic disorder a lot. It is such a huge roadblock in life that many struggle with and we are all looking for ways to get better. This exercise doesn't even need to be done if you feel depression or other dark emotions. It's always great for your mental health to take a step back and relax. Grab a piece of paper, if you can. Think to yourself, what did you do today? Who did you say hi to today? What are you most proud of doing today? Write a short summary on paper of what you recognize you are proud of today. It can be anything. Care for yourself. Read the paper back, and remember that you are an amazing person. Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2020 at In Their Words
It is rare in life for something to be easy, especially in college. I joined the blog writing team to express ways to help mental health, both your own and your friends, family, and even strangers. I started off college feeling lots of my depression, anxiety, and panic. However, I spoke up to receive the amazing resources that Norwich offers, and now I get to meet with a personal counselor every week and even a doctor at the infirmary every week. In this way, I can ensure that I am getting the best possible treatment. Reaching out to make new friends has also helped a lot. At first I was scared my new friends didn’t care about me, that they were lying about enjoying my presence, but now I know that is not true. If you are struggling right now, please make sure to love yourself a little bit extra... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2020 at In Their Words
Softball practices started last week for Norwich! I was a freshman recruited to play for the middle infield, and I’ve already had so much fun meeting all the upperclassmen and new teammates that I now have through Wick! We worked a lot on running, because our Coach likes to make sure that our speed and agility is something that we can really excel other teams with. It’s hard to do during practice, but afterwards it is a very rewarding feeling and you know you are doing the best possible thing to help your team win future games. Go wick! Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2020 at In Their Words
Last Friday I had my first in-person exam,Anatomy and Physiology 1. I studied extremely hard and got a good grade, so I was proud of myself. It was most obvious how different the setting for test-taking is when you are in the lecture hall instead of a place like the library or your own room. But still I prevailed and earned a good grade on the exam! Anatomy is my favorite class, so I’m super excited to keep learning! Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2020 at In Their Words
Last Friday I had my first in-person exam,Anatomy and Physiology 1. I studied extremely hard and got a good grade, so I was proud of myself. It was most obvious how different the setting for test-taking is when you are in the lecture hall instead of a place like the library or your own room. But still I prevailed and earned a good grade on the exam! Anatomy is my favorite class, so I’m super excited to keep learning! Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2020 at In Their Words
This week really kicked my classes into gear. Being a Nursing major means lots of coursework, but it’s harshly combatted with my dedication. I have been making new friends, both inside and out of my program, and am really seeing how amazing the Norwich community is. Last night I attended the 9/11 memorial service on the UP at Norwich, and got to witness such a beautiful and respectful ceremony that remembered the lives lost on that tragic day. Now that it’s finally the weekend, I got my first chance to sleep in and relax around my dorm. Today is beautiful, so it seems perfect for a walk around the mountainous area. Have a great Saturday! Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2020 at In Their Words
I’m new around here on this blog! My name is Nicole Perault, an incoming Nursing major freshman. I play softball, and love animals. The past week has been full of stress with packing to leave and virtual orientations. Though totally different than what I imagined, the faculty of Norwich University handle the whole COVID-19 system so well. I’m super excited to tomorrow morning and decorate my room with all the cute things I have prepared! I’m hoping to make a lot of new friends and I can’t wait for sports to be back on campus so that I can go watch! Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2020 at In Their Words
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Aug 25, 2020