College is one of the most stressful and hectic times in a person's life. As students, we tend to lose track of days, overload our calendars and push away the concept of free time. So how can we escape? I found my answer in nature on campus; my answer is to hammock.
The University of Florida is surrounded by some of the most pristine locations in Florida. However, many students overlook the immense beauty on and around our campus. I feel that the best way to really experience the ecosystem within our community is to set up a hammock and either self-reflect or bond with friends. My hammock of choice is an Eno, and throughout my time at UF it has provided me with countless hours of meditation and relaxation; my hammock has been both a social outlet and a way to catch up on studies.
When people visit Gainesville to take a campus tour, they always start at the Reitz; that makes it the perfect place to start this hammock tour.