I’m not sure if you are like me but, every Monday I automatically think what my plans are for the upcoming weekend will be. Being in a small college town, your options might seem limited but in Fulton they are not!
- If you have a car or very nice friends like I do who do have a car, you can easily pop to the mall in Columbia, which is only 20 minutes away!
- You can go downtown for a relaxing walk, while window shopping at all the quaint little shops.
- You can easily top up your tan at Fulton’s two tanning shops. Lasting Image and Tanfastic. These are both relatively affordable tanning salons!
- If you love Mexican food, Jalisco is perfect for you and your friends. If you are 21, Jalisco has great margarita offers on selected days of the week.
- History fans can enjoy the National Churchill Museum. This 4-million-dollar museum inside a priceless piece of architecture will give you a look back at living history.
- Lulu’s frozen yoghurt! This is one of my favorite places to hang out downtown! Indulge in some good frozen yoghurt on a Sunday afternoon with your friends.
- Play some golf at Tanglewood golf club that is only a 5-minute drive from campus. It is a FUN public golf course; just make sure you don’t lose too many golf ball
- If you are keen on nightlife, the Post Office Bar and Grill ("The PO") and Underground are fun places to hang out on a Saturday night.
- Beks! It is the perfect restaurant to take your family when they come and visit. It is located in the "Brick District" downtown and is famous for its spinach and artichoke dip!
- The Art House gallery is right up the street from Beks. It displays work from 100 different regional artists. The Art House also hosts classes teaching painting, pottery making, drawing, rug weaving, and other fine arts.
I hope this helps guide you to fun weekends in Fulton!
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It has been such a fun and exciting past few days with the women’s golf team; we went to our last tournament of the season. Coming from the United Kingdom, going on a US road trip fascinates me. We went to Arkansas, which started off the subject, how do you actually say Arkansas? With a team full of British, 1 French and 1 American, this really was hysterical to listen and watch! All I kept hearing was “AR-KANSAS” in a British accent and “ Arkansaws” in a French accent. My dreaded 6-hour long journey to Jonesboro really wasn’t that bad. It is hard NOT to have fun on a long journey like that with the people you love and could laugh to ALL day long.
My eyes lit up when we stopped at Subway, this was my moment to indulge in a foot long flat bread, with a large soda and chips to go with it. We finally arrived there at the golf course, and the first thing we ALL do is ask for the WiFi password! I thought I had been lost from the world for days, not being able to use Snapchat, Facebook or any other social media that keeps me happy for only 6 hours! Anyway, everyone was happy and we had a great day practicing and finished off a hard days work with a juicy Chic-Fil-A, followed by Andy’s frozen custard from our Coach! I mean how else would you rather spend your Saturday? With your loving team and some loving food to go down with it!
I spent 3 fun nights in a queen sized bed along with a nice cup of hot chocolate every night from the lobby in one of Jonesboro’s finest hotels. Our golf was terrific, I was nervous playing against ALL D1 schools, but the result was great. We came second to Arkansas State University and I placed third individually! My coach was overjoyed and overall we had a fun-filled and successful trip! Not to mention stopping off to Maid Rite in Rolla on the way home really put the icing on the cake!
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Today has been a full day of activities, classes, and practice, and it's not over yet! I woke up this morning to my cell phone playing the song "I See Fire" by Ed Sheeran at 7 am, letting me know that it was time for the day to begin! I rolled out of bed fully aware of the days obligations consisting of class at 8 am, 9 am, noon, and 1 pm, my University Ambassador responsibilities at 2 pm, and then practice from 3 pm to 6 pm. It is on days like this that we find ourselves overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of commitments we must follow through with. Dealing with stress is an important part of learning to function in the adult world. Here are some tips and tricks that I find useful on those days when I feel overwhelmed.
1. Take things one step at a time! - when you have a lot to accomplish, you must focus on one task at a time and do your best at that very moment. It is easy to let your focus slip onto panicking about how much you have to do. Instead, focus on what you are currently getting done.
2. Focus on the here and now. - if you have many responsibilities to take care of, they can distract you from the here and now. Stay focused and use those thoughts and energy for later projects to keep your motivation up and your motor running.
3. Feel fortunate to have so many opportunities! - it's easy to get down and have a negative attitude about everything that you have to do. You have the opportunity to become better in many different aspects of life! Be the positive light shining down on the situation. Attitude is everything. Keep a smile on your face. It will stimulate creativity and affect those around you in a positive way.
4. Plan some down time. - we are only able to stay focused and on task for so long. It is okay, even healthy, to schedule 20 minutes of down time to grab some coffee from the Owl's Nest and relax for a few minutes! Allowing yourself to decompress for a bit can help spur you on to a victorious day!