After a month of gift-giving, sparkling cider binges, and plenty of family time, the average college student must once again pack their things in the car, and head back to the land of education. Despite the generous amount of time we were given to catch up on some much needed R&R, I couldn’t help but deny that I was actually going back. As it is with all vacations, time flew by, and I, along with plenty of other undergrads, was not ready to jump into school again. And, as the thought of attending 8:00am classes slowly poisoned my thoughts, my worst feeling was that I would be away from friends and family for almost two months. It was almost as if I was going to college for the first time again.
The weirdest part of it all was that once I was finally unpacked and settled in, I felt as if I never left campus. Everything had come back to me and I was a college student once more. I can say however, that I was not yet accustomed to waking up before eight o’clock, or even nine o’clock for that matter. Going to my early morning class today felt as if I had been in hibernation all winter, and was rudely awoken. Nevertheless it was nice to get back into the swing of things, and finally have a schedule to live by.
After thinking it over for some time, I realized that there are so many things to look forward to this time around; a new semester, new classes, and even new people to meet. And, without a full time sport in my schedule this season, I have room to try out new clubs and activities. Another thought that crossed my mind was that I am currently one semester away from finishing my freshman year in college. This means that after this semester, I will be ¼ of the way through college! I can’t believe how fast everything has gone so far. Soon enough college will be just a blur. It always works out that way though. Whenever you want time to slow down, it seems to speed on up.
I’m keeping an open mind this semester. Hopefully I will find ways to keep myself busy, other than the obvious workload provided by the lovely St. Mary’s staff. I guess I’ll just embrace my inner spontaneity and roll with what comes my way. And to my fellow college classmates, good luck with the new semester!