Student: Christopher Mastrocola
Mentor: Jonas Zdanys
Time: 4:00 - 4:20
A college student’s day is very hectic. Students have to attend classes, meet with professors, plan group projects, finish papers and at the end of the day, a student may feel overwhelmed. If this is true, how can a student enjoy their days at college? Many students focus only on the task at hand and disregard everything else. In other words, people are focused on the goal rather than the journey. Now focusing on the goal is not necessarily a terrible idea, but the journey to achieving your goal is just as important. Students sometimes disregard the beautiful qualities of nature and life during their journey to completing their goals. Students take for granted the little conversations that they have with people, or the sunlight which brightens their day, or the squirrel that is digging for its nut or the hydration station, which quenches a student’s thirst. Students can enrich their enjoyment of life by noticing and enjoying these minuscule details during their journey towards their goal. I have written a series of poems, explaining things, aspects, and emotions of what a student may feel, hear, or see throughout a person journey to their goal, which if appreciated, can provide a richer enjoyment to a college student’s day.