I have to be honest with you guys: I am exhausted. This has been one heck of a week, with 2 midterms (one more all-consuming than the other—anatomy, I’m talking to you), a formal proposal paper due, and meetings galore. I’ve gotten less sleep than is required for my brain to function at optimal speed—no amount of makeup could possibly cover the bags under my eyes—and I’ve been chugging coffee like water (not really, but I’ve downed more than usual this week). It must be midterms…
But it’s Thursday and my future is looking a little brighter. I still haven’t finished my formal proposal paper (due tomorrow, oopsies) and I’m going to spend a considerable amount of my Saturday taking the practice GRE, but it’s almost the weekend. Hopefully I will have a little time to decompress after this crazy week between catching up on homework and trying to get a little snooze time. This year I’ve contracted a bad case of what I like to call “Junioritis.” I have all of the symptoms: little to no free time, more hours studying and doing homework than sleeping, and the overhanging shadow of my fairly uncertain future in the background.
The Curse of Junioritis
We’re all familiar with the term “Senioritis,” the inability to focus on school-work the last year before graduation and increased apathy towards school. But until this semester, I was unfamiliar with “Junioritis,” the inability to relax and the constant state of chaos. Junior year is a whole new jungle of working hard; I’m taking all upper-division courses—the kind that come with a lot of homework and studying baggage—and I’m involved in multiple activities outside of my classes that eat away at my time. Thank goodness I finally learned how to study—a lesson I credit to my Human Physiology class last year. I’m also trying to prepare for taking the GRE next semester (graduate school exam, sort of like the ACT or SAT for undergrad), pick out a handful of graduate schools I’m interested in applying to, and getting my volunteer and observation hours done for grad school. Oh, and I will be starting my Honors Thesis next semester. More work, yay!
The Truth Is
It’s not as bad as I’m making it sound. Okay, maybe it is this bad, but I’m not in a state of despair. I only do as much as I do because I love it, and I have really big goals for myself in the future. I’m pretty high-strung, so keeping busy is actually a good thing for me—it fuels my focus and helps me get stuff done. Do what you love, love what you do, right?
Happy homework, Rams!
Oh, and here’s a new video for the RamTour: it’s of the Plaza in the early hours of the morning before the masses of students get to campus.
The view between the LSC and the Morgan Library at CSU
Question of the Day:
What is your favorite fall treat?
I love all things pumpkin—I’ve gone through 3 cans of pumpkin puree so far this season. What do you love to eat or drink the most in the fall; do you have a special coffee drink that you reserve for cold months, or a favorite meal you only eat in the fall and winter? Tweet me your answers, and I’ll retweet them @MyCSU_Kelly