I hope you have been enjoying the sunshine as much as New Paltz!
Free events galore! We had a farmers market on Old Main Quad, free t-shirt dying with Relay for Life on Parker Quad, an Earth Day event with live music on Hasbrouck quad, and the Student Art Alliance had free button making! These events are awesome, but can be a little dangerous if you are avoiding your work. I recommend buckling down on work in the morning or night so you can enjoy your afternoon
My favorite part of the week??? My A Capella group held a benefit concert at The Green Palette in town! The Green Palette is a really cool furniture store, it’s right next to moxie cupcake! The store has live music shows and a lot of really unique merchandise! Check it out
The Sexy Pitches raised over 260$ for the Center for Safety and Change in Rockland County. We asked for donations at the door and sold handmade earrings, necklaces, photos (mine! :D), and knitted goods! Here is the center’s website if you are interested in supporting! http://www.rocklandfamilyshelter.org
I am so proud of my group for organizing and setting up this event. I think it’s very special that students can use their clubs to help others. After the horrors of Boston, I felt so terrible and all I wanted to do was try to spread positive energy. I love my school, but sometimes I don’t check the news enough to fully know what is happening in the world. Our fundraiser could not have felt anymore appropriate and helped me reach out to my near by community. <3
On another note: As my thesis presentation on tuesday morning gets closer and closer, I get more stressed and anxious. I decided I needed to relax and just prepare, instead of worrying. I went for a long run on the Rail Trial in town and instantly felt better. I have been spending countless hours on my thesis, it was nice to take some personal time! I am studying how student prioritize and balance their academic, social, physical, and self-care responsibilities. It’s very interesting! Check back next week for more info! Here are a few photos from my run! I found a farm, cows, and the most beautiful sunset view of the mountains! I love this place<3
I hope you all have a wonderful week!
“You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry. Don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way”
<3 Marissa Lynn