So many fun and exciting things happening in the month of June! For starters, the first official day of summer is on the 21st! Plus we’ve dedicated a day to Dad and our besties. For more fun holidays, check out our list of important dates below. Of course follow our social media to see what fun events we will be holding at Village West! Everyone is invited! So if you’re just visiting West Lafayette for the day or here for orientation at Purdue, stop on by!
The beauty in the month of May is not just the small changes that let you know Spring is almost over and Summer is right around the corner, but also all the different days you should add to your calendar to celebrate. There are many different occasions worth mentioning that happen within the 31 days of May, but listed below are a few of our favorites and why:
May Day- celebrated on May 1st, is a different celebration depending on where you are in the world on that day. No matter where you are though, use this day to take a moment to smell the flowers blooming around you and enjoy the changing scenery!
Cinco de Mayo- celebrated on May 5th, not to be confused with the celebration of Mexican Independence which is celebrated on May 16th. Cinco de Mayo has molded into a day filled with songs, dances, and family gatherings to celebrate the rich Mexican and Hispanic culture.
National Teachers Day- celebrated on May 9th, gives you the perfect opportunity to tell a teacher/professor how much of an impact they have made in your life. A teacher is an individual who gives their life to help enrich yours, tell them thank you!
Mother’s Day- celebrated on May 12th this year, lands on the second Sunday of May each year. Use this day to celebrate your mom and all she has done to help you get to where you are today. Mother’s Day is not reserved for just one person, this is a day to celebrate any woman who has made an impact in your life in a motherly way.
Memorial Day- celebrated on May 27th this year, is a day we dedicate to all of our service men & women who have given their lives to protect our freedom and country. Most will celebrate this holiday by attending a parade or honoring and remembering those who have served, past and present.
Mark your calendars & plan something fun and memorable to do with your neighbors, your friends, and your family! School is almost out and the summer fun will begin before you know it.
We're in the homestretch to Summer Break which means it's time to FOCUS! Here is a list of tips to keep you zoned in on finishing strong this semester:
1 - Stick to a sleep schedule. Good rest is key to peak performance
2 - Lean on your friends for support. Creating a group who encourages and allows you to vent will help foster a prodcutive environment
3 - Plan downtime. Make sure you are take a breather on a regular basis. Hours in front of your laptop without breaks will burn you out
4 - Organize study groups to avoid procrastination
5 - Ask for help. If you are falling behind in a class and you can't figure out why, seek a tutor. There's enough time left this semester to turn things around
6 - Regroup in the gym. Exercise is a great escape from every day life. Even 20 minutes outside or in the gym will help reset your brain so you can come back stronger
7 - Dream. Setting the goal for a Summer vacation is a great way to push through the semester to get to the prize. Start settinng your sites on something amazing now!
No matter how you choose to push through the semester, just remember we're all in this together. Stop by the office today if you need a pick me up from the staff. We're always up to make some new friends!