Balancing Act: A Typical Week at Luther College

Happy Halloween! This week has been very typical. I have not done anything blog-worthy so this is what a typical week is like.

During the school week I focused on school and not much else. I went to class, studied, ate, slept, and worked. One exciting life-event that did happen during this week was that I voted for the first time! I voted in Dahl Centennial Union, right here on campus as a part of early voting in Iowa. I was able to register the same day I voted and it didn't matter that I was already registered in Colorado. The whole process was quick and easy. I don't have to stress about my ballot getting all the way to Colorado on time anymore; my vote will count in this election.

This weekend I took some time to hang out with friends and procrastinate my mountain of homework. On Friday, I went to a corn maze at Pinters with some people in Varsity Band and Wind and Percussion Ensemble. Pinters has a pumpkin patch, corn maze, haunted house, hayrides, goats, and a place to get treats and warm drinks. It is the perfect place to visit in the fall. We did the corn maze at night and it was a great way to kick off Halloween weekend. As a flute studio we watched Ponyo on Saturday afternoon in the planetarium. The planetarium has really comfy chairs. Watching Ponyo was such a great study break. Saturday night a couple of my friends and I went down to the social lounge one Brandt to have a game night (Saturday night game nights are becoming a tradition), one of my friends even brought some ice cream! We played phase 10, and it got really competitive (unfortunately I did not win). All in all it was a crazy fun night.

When I wasn’t doing homework, the rest of my weekend was spent attending recitals. As a music major one of the requirements is that I attend 12 recitals a year. On Saturday there was a Halloween Organ recital which was amazing! The organist dressed up as Dracula and there was thunder and lightning effects as well as fog. Part of the recital even featured a dancing hamburger. This was one of the most entertaining recitals I have attended at Luther. All of the recitals I have attended have been amazing. I am thankful that Luther has such a talented faculty and students and that they have the ability to bring in talented guest artists. Every week there is an opportunity to listen so some incredible music and relax.

This week and weekend is a pretty typical week for me. I am always focused on school during the week and try take some time for myself on the weekends. It is important to find a good balance between working hard and having fun. As I am writing this blog I am stressing about all the homework I put off doing until now. I haven't quite figured out the perfect balance yet, but I am working on it.

This is the sticker I got after I voted early here on campus.

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