Internship Tuesday – It’s going to be a great winter!

Beautiful natural piece of artwork taken in Fargo, ND.

Hello from the Internship Program Team,

With cold and snow months now upon us, there are a lot of things going on around us that could lead to stress and anxiety; cars getting stuck on the streets and driveways that may delay your commute, your car may unexpectedly fail to start on a morning you’re running late to work/class or after a long day when you just want to go home; Or, you may just be feeling like staying all day in bed underneath a warm furry blanket sipping a warm flavorful beverage rather than taking an exam or studying for one. These are common scenarios this time of year that could build stress so we’d like to give you some positive vibes to hopefully keep you going through the snow and the cold.

Fargo-Moorhead beautiful holiday lighting.

In Edith Sitwell’s words, “Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” We couldn’t agree more. One thing I like about winter is the beautiful scenery that our friends in the South only get to see on postcards. So, take a moment to enjoy winter frost on tree leaves and the beautiful landscapes that can only be seen in a typical mid-western winter.

When else can you see beautiful holiday lights if not in the winter months? If you like outdoor activities like snowmobiling, sledding or making a snowman, you are in luck because there’s plenty of snow this time of year. On the other hand, if you prefer a warm bowl of

A bird’s eye view of Fargo in the winter. Photo credit: 2018 Redsent Aerial Solutions

homemade soup, holiday movie re-runs, festive music or some tasty desserts there’s no time better than now to indulge and give yourself a treat. Also, take a moment to reflect on all the things you’ve been able to accomplish in class or at your internship and be sure to show your gratitude to the friends, colleagues, classmates or relatives who helped you through your accomplishments.

If you are looking for some fun activities to keep your winter more exciting, visit the official North Dakota Travel & Tourism guide. You might just be able to find more ways to spice-up your winter.

By Emmanuel Jinor
Emmanuel Jinor Internship Program Specialist Emmanuel Jinor