There’s nothing like a homework assignment that makes you feel calm and happy. That doesn’t usually happen for me! For the “Places of Peace” assignment, the instructions were to “Create a collage of photos with all of your favorite spots where you feel relaxed or at peace. This should include at least four photos and can be places on-campus, at home, or maybe a spot you found while traveling. Then post the collage to twitter.” This assignment made me want to curl up and take a nap! It was a nice change from my usually stressful homework. I really enjoyed going through my old pictures and finding places that made me feel at peace.

The top left picture is one that I took on the sand dunes in the Outer Banks. My family visits them every year and there are always lots of people flying kites and spending time with their families. This picture makes me remember all the good times I’ve had with my family on our yearly trips to the OBX.

The picture on the bottom left corner was from a bonfire that I had with my friends. It makes me think of longs talks around campfires and s’mores and friendship. I don’t know about other people, but I love sitting around a campfire. There’s just something so calming about watching the flames!

The picture to the right of the fire is a picture of my bed. I had a lot of fun decorating my dorm, and I think it’s really cozy. I don’t spend much time in my dorm during the week, so that picture makes me think of long weekends spent relaxing in bed.

The picture second from the right is one that I took earlier this week when I was doing homework outside. I love being outside in nature, and that 75 degree winter day was one of the nicest things I’ve experienced in awhile. I was so relaxed doing homework that afternoon!

The picture on the very right is one that I took when I was walking my dog last summer on the trails near my neighborhood. I love spending time with my dog and going on trails, so this picture sums up a pretty perfect afternoon for me.

After I found all the pictures I wanted to use, I created a collage on this site. I then shared my collage on Twitter.

I wish that all my assignments made me feel as good as this one!