The end of the semester is fast approaching, and I find myself contemplating my last few months here. I can’t believe I’m almost done with my first semester. That only leaves seven more. AGGHH!! To some people seven may seem like a lot, but in terms of percentages, that’s 13% of college already down the drain. The very productive drain. There is that saying “Time flies when you’re having fun.” As cliché as that may seem, it still rings true.
The thing about college is that you are always busy. Constantly. Classes may only take up 4-5 hours of your day, but work-studies, homework, and studying keep your thoughts constantly occupied. For example, yesterday I left for classes at 8:00 A.M. and didn’t get back to my dorm until 9:30 P.M., which is crazy. Because of this, You find yourself cherishing the little breaks you get even more that you used to. You’re also almost constantly interacting with people; nonstop. Even the bathrooms are communal. Literally (I think this is the first time in years that “literally” is actually being used properly), every moment of the day you are thinking about what you’re doing, or what you are going to do next. It’s this kind of mindset that makes time one of the most precious commodities on campus. It’s right up there with those heavenly blueberry muffins (BEST MUFFINS EVER).
Now look at this unmodified photo provided by Steven Jackson.
Mr. Jackson, this is amazing.
Anyway, as a old senile freshman my advice is as follows. Live college life up, because you only get so much of it.