Congratulations Cohort 08!Posted December 15th, 2008 by Mary Martin
A big congratulations is in order for the CSSA 2008 Cohort for making it through their first term of CSSA! You all should be proud of what you accomplished and curious and excited for what you will undoubtedly accomplish next.
If I could give you one piece of advice it would be to not squander this winter break! Catch up with friends, read the fourth-grade-reading-level books that have been collecting dust on your shelf, sleep, enjoy a few moments of non-responsibility, and store some energy for next term. I know many of you feel like you have to make big decisions rightthissecond about your area of specialization/minor or whether to do a thesis or portfolio, but take time to connect back with yourself before you try to make any choices. I believe if you do, your decisions will better reflect who you are and what you really want to do with your time here.
I spent my last winter break trying to get ahead in the reading for my winter classes (who was I kidding?) and pouring over the OSU course catalog. If only I knew I would be spending this upcoming break, my second year winter break, toiling away on my portfolio, I would have cut myself some slack last year and said “I’m going to enjoy this while it lasts!”
I wish you all a very relaxing break and I hope it can be spent with loved ones and friends. Take care of yourself and take care of each other – BQH