The first week of first semester is already over. I have signed, sealed and delivered my first week of classes, club meetings, job trainings and all the other firsts that come with the start of a new semester. Tiring? Yes, very much so. But I would have to say that in the midst of already having to deal with sagging eyes and missed alarms, the beginning of a new semester is always exciting and in its own way somewhat rejuvenating.
Though I am the last person who would ever claim to enjoy reading books or standing in long lines at the Student Union, I do, however, enjoy the excitement of some of the things that comes with the start of a new semester, such as the ability to make new friends, join new organizations, make better grades and build on the social, academic and work foundations i have built in semesters past.
Just like anything in life, college is a balancing act. Right now, I am balancing, working two jobs, being an officer for two clubs, writing for the student newspaper and being involved with my sorority, all while taking 17 hours and trying to have some what of a social life. I know I am not alone in this balancing act amongst all my peers in Cowboy nation here at OSU.
While I am so eager to graduate and enter into the “real world” that so many of my peers dread, I know that it is important to enjoy the chaos and craziness that is college life. Like anything in life, college only lasts for a season. I think the trick is reminding myself of this everytime I have to stand in line for an overpriced book I really don’t want or am up until 2:00 in the morning cramming for an exam. Oooh the joys of a new semester and of college life, they certainly only come once in a lifetime.