By Amanda DeLuise > Junior > New York University
Though it's been a crazy month for weather this March, the end of the week will bring April to New York City. Usually with April comes showers, but I'm hoping we skip over that since all March consisted of was showers (either snow or rain). So, flowers in April sound pretty nice.
But weather aside, April is a great motivation month. Winter is finally far off into the distance and everyone starts realizing that only one more month stands between you and the end of school! Well, usually May brings finals, but those aren't so bad in the grand scheme of things…Plus we get a "reading day" which means lots of "reading days eve" parties around the city.
Spring break was a great refresher (though it could have lasted forever and I would have been fine with that), but now I'm back and ready to rumble through April. I'll have fresh warm air to run through every morning and walk to class through. Everyone will be in a better mood because they can wear shorts, skirts and dresses and leave their parkas at home.
After class means trips to Central Park to write papers, instead of trips to Starbucks, trying to find an open table in an impossibly thick sea of students and winter coats and hats and gloves.
What I'm most excited about is the way our campus really comes alive during the spring. When the fountain in Washington Square Park is turned on, drones of kids come out of hiding in the library to read Freud or Aristotle or Susan Orlean. I feel like I'm really at college again, which is the best motivation, I think.