After spending hours upon hours hunched over your Anatomy notes, the different lobes of the brain begin to melt together, the cranial nerve pathways become jumbled, and you begin to lose hope that you will be sleeping more than a few hours later that night. A slight whimper of defeat escapes from you as you take yet another swig from your coffee cup.
That might have been a bit dramatic. But sometimes life as an optometry student can be overwhelming. When the going gets tough, you just need to escape and take a little time off for yourself–which is exactly what I did a couple of weekends ago!
I’m not sure if you have heard of it or not, but Chicago has this little thing called Lake Michigan. On days when the sun is shining and you have some time to sneak away from campus, the lake is definitely a prime spot to hit up. Especially because there’s a newly developed lakefront destination right by ICO–31st Street Beach and Harbor. It’s only a 15-minute walk from campus!
You have to believe me when I say that this place is incredible. This is the first year the harbor has been open since its construction, and it currently holds the title for being the greenest in the world. Additionally, the panoramic view of the city from the roof of the harbor is a must-see.