Current Mood: Morning in America by Jon Bellion
As midterms pass and the priority deadline to complete the FASFA approaches, I grow more and more anxious for graduation. Even though I only have one semester left, my body is already in hibernation mode while my mind grows apprehensive. Applying for graduation comes with stressors on top of managing my current classes. I not only have to ensure that my spring classes match my degree plan, but make sure my GPA is transfer ready. With being unsettled on which university to choose from and meeting with their academic advisers, I am ready for winter holiday, but honestly, it is all bitter sweet. There is the joy of knowing that I am so close to the finish line, and the feeling that I worked so hard to achieve something great in this journey of life; however, I have to admit, getting to this point and having enough energy to actually finish it is tough. Sometimes I get so overwhelmed with things in my personal life and college life that at times I ask myself: is it all worth it? It truly is a fantastic journey of self discovery.
I am fairly certain you all have those moments where you struggle to get out of bed for classes. I am guilty of being one of those individuals who constantly hits the snooze button, tricking myself into thinking I can get ready five or ten minutes before class in hopes of getting a few more minutes of sleep. I also can admit that procrastination is my downfall, and that no matter how many times I convince myself that I do my best work under pressure (a day before the deadline), nothing compares to the joy of completing an assignment a few days before its due. I accept that I fall into the same category with my millennial counterparts: that social media is great way to pass time especially when you are pulled into a dull conversation or event. Though typing this, I realize that no matter how much I try to stray away from the “broke college student” stigma, I cannot help but spend my last few dollars on chipotle or pizza. I am saying all of this because these are the moments where we are tested. When we get out of the bed on time for class, when we pride ourselves on actually studying for a test, when we actually turn an essay in on the due date, and when we decided to finally invest in a mason jar to keep change stashed…these little moments that gradually make us a better college-student. By taking it day by day and making little changes, we become less stressed and more capable of being successful.
With all of this being said, I hope you make these small changes and spread some positivity.