Like every college student, I have experienced stress and anxiety when it comes to homework, midterms, long papers, finals–you name it–at some point or another throughout the semesters and my college career. There’s a bike path close to my apartment building, and some days when I have free time, especially on the weekend, I love to walk down the trail by Lake Michigan and relax on the steps of the pier. The quietness that surrounds me and the calmness of the water creates a soothing atmosphere, and it makes me forget about everything and the problems of the world. The scenery is breathtaking, the swaying motion of the water is gentle and peaceful. It’s even more beautiful if you’re able to catch the sun setting on the lake’s horizon!