The Winter Blues PT 1
“As an RA, I deal a great deal with students who unfortunately choose to drop out for multiple reasons. In my time as a Resident Assistant it is clear that this is most prevalent during two times of the year. One being when students first arrive to school and next in the winter months. While I have no stats on this topic, it is clear through my expereince in this role that these winter months cause some sort of Winter Blues which unfortunately leads to more students dropping out.”The RA went on to say that the Winter Blues is usually caused by the cold nasty weather, the additional time spent locked up inside, and the lack of activities happening on campus. The interveiw with the RA truly brought some major insight to this topic and made it clear to us that during this time students are struggling to stay motivated and continue on with their degree. On Thursday we are going to hear from a student at Capital University that wanted to drop out in his second semester of college and how/why he decided to continue on. We will also be supplying you all with some great tips and advice on how to recharge your motivation and mindset prior to entering the Winter Blues of any given year.