“I think one of the things I strive for is to be low-hype when it comes to the weather,” Epstein said. “There are actually very few weather days which are really life- changing, and for most people, the most severe weather doesn’t happen.”
“As an 80-year-old man, I feel eminently fulfilled in that I’m living my Catholic mission in that shop,” Acampora said. “I’m living the traditions of St. Ignatius there.”
“My favorite things about going on walks are that I get to listen to music and I get to venture off campus for a bit. For me, getting off campus in any capacity is a form of self-care—it is very easy to get overwhelmed by being wrapped up in everything that goes on in the “BC bubble,” and these walks down Comm Ave. usually help clear my head when needed.”
“Immigration, human rights, and politics were all mixed together in compelling ways for me,” Kanstroom said. “I came to the conclusion that that’s what I wanted to devote my life to.”
For those who want to be a bit more spontaneous and enjoy the sunny spring days in the weeks ahead, areas like the North End, Chinatown, or Seaport are fun to wander around until you stumble upon a restaurant that catches your eye.
“I never thought it would hit alumni from years and years ago, and seeing people’s reactions really did help kind of connect me back to BC during a tough time during the pandemic, and I think, at least I hope, it really helped connect other people as well,” Wang said.
“I have constantly wrestled with the question of how to manage both my time and energy to prevent B-U-R-N-O-U-T. While there is no foolproof method to make life easier, I find that these simple steps are what have allowed me to manage my semester with a more calm and steady heart.”