24 July 2012

The First Steps of the Rest of Your Life

Two nights ago, I started packing my life away. It may not seem like going away for college is a big deal, but actually, it is. For myself and many of my peers, this will be the first time we will be living away from our families. Now, that may seem easy to process, but think about it. 18 years ago, you were birthed by your mother, with whom along with your father and siblings (if you have any) you've lived with and relied on for 18 years and now, all of a sudden, you're parting. Just like that. 

My friends, this is the beginning of the rest of your lives! Throughout the duration of college, you'll return home for intersession (or not) , maybe several more times (maybe), and come home after finals in May (maybe). But this is college! During intersession, you should be taking a study abroad trip to Australia where it's sunny and warm! Every time you consider coming home for the weekend, you should be going to college parties and doing other college stuff (unless you really don't know how to do your laundry)! During the summer, you should be interning at a firm in DC instead of wasting away at home! 

Sit down and really think about what you want to accomplish during college. It is, after all, supposed to be the best time of your life. Here's what I'm hoping for this year:
- Intersession study abroad
- Volunteering globally
- Art for art's sake in Amherst
- Summer in Canada working at a tea house 
- Coxswain for novice crew
- Working with local GS troops

... and some other things... maybe. we'll see how much time i have left


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