Surviving the Holidays
With the holidays now behind you, after the dust settles, you can reflect on the ways that you survived this hectic season, particularly as an online student.
Chris Bahr, a student in the BS in Graphic Design program at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh – Online Division, offered these general tips to help you survive the chaos.
- Define what the holidays mean to you, and celebrate them as such. We all come from different backgrounds, faiths, and cultures, but the holidays mean something to all of us in one form or another.
- Gifts carry meaning not by how nice they are or how expensive they are. They carry meaning in showing that you care about the people close to you. Your best bet is to have the person to whom you’re giving the gift in mind as you purchase it. It’s not about how much you spend, but about the meaning the gift will have to that person.
- Have fun and enjoy this time with your family and friends. Go look at lights, do fun things together, and eat grandma’s awesome home cooking.
As an online student, you obviously had additional priorities to navigate, from assignment due dates to participating in classroom discussions. As you spend time with family and friends, don’t look at your school work as a burden, but as an important step for you to help secure the creative career you want. Continue to be mindful of deadlines and keep up with your reading. This time will help you to appreciate the holidays even more.
From all of us at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh – Online Division, we hope you had a wonderful holiday season.