Monday, October 18, 2010

Good Grades, Social Life, Sleep. Pick Two. Welcome to College!

Anyone who has been through any amount of college knows what I am talking about.

The alarm goes off at 6. You pry yourself out of bed. You get ready. At 7:30 you step outside your apartment and stumble up the hill to campus, trying to keep your eyes open. You go to work (if you happen to have a morning job like me). You wash windows, take out trash bags, clean up people's messes, clean the fingerprints off stainless steal elevator doors, and open doors for teachers who forgot their keys (if you happen to have a custodial job like me). As soon as you clock out at noon, you head to another building on campus where your first class of the day begins. You take out your notebook and take notes on the history of United States and Latin American relations. After about an hour, you head upstairs to the next class of the day. Yawning, you take notes about the villages of Medieval England. You then head across campus to your next class where you discuss the book, Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer. You then drag your feet over to the HFAC where you sing in choir for an hour, hoping you don't faint into a dead heap while trying to keep your breaths supported and notes in tune. You then walk over to the Testing Center where you take a test you've been studying all night for. After about forty-five minutes you leave the Testing Center and walk home. You unlock the door of your apartment and collapse on the couch, relieved, but knowing that you are going to have to get up and start your homework. You start your homework. You cook yourself some dinner. You force yourself to go to FHE and try and be social. You come back to your apartment. If you have time, you go out running because you know exercise is important. If not, you keep doing homework and you do it until it's time for bed. You finally lay your head down on the pillow, knowing that you will be getting up in just 4 or 5 hours and starting the whole process over again.

Sound familiar? Like I said, this is the life of a typical college student and you've all been through it before. There are three things that occupy a college student's mind: good grades, a social life, and sleep. Unfortunately, there never seems to be enough hours in the day to do all three so you generally have to pick two and let one slide. Well, we all know I'm not the type that will abandon my school work. I've been told too many times in father's blessings and from other sources that I don't take enough time to have fun, so my social life this semester has picked up a little bit. So which one do I let slide? SLEEP. I don't think I truly know what the word means anymore.

Oh SLEEP! How wonderful that sounds! But it's Monday. I've got two papers due on Wednesday, two tests starting on Friday, two-hundred pages to read...

SLEEP: one day you and I will meet up again and it will be a glorious reunion.

3 comments:

Tyler and Brigitte Brown said...

I wish I'd been a bit more like you ;)

The Keogans said...

That is the life of a college women. Switch it with the life of a college man and I think it would be Good Grades, Social Life, and Food.

Shauntelle said...

Wow, it seems like we're all going through a rough patch about this time in the semester (I just read Melissa's blog). Ugh. Way to keep on keepin' on, Celia. :)