Beating the one month slump
Before coming to college, I was told that about a month into my first semester, I might experience a "slump," a feeling that comes when the initial excitement of coming to college starts to wear off, classes start getting harder, essays are assigned, and tests are scheduled. I can honestly say that this so-called "one month slump" is a real thing. However, the good news is that it is very curable. To start off the week, my friend Maddie and I went to the Bon Iver and Other Lives concert at the Shine Auditorium on Monday. It was one of the best concert experiences I have ever had, made even better by the fact that we accidentally sat in the wrong seats, which were much better than the ones we had paid for. Luckily, the real owners of the seats never showed up.
Although this certainly got the week off to a good start, by the weekend I was once again starting to notice the signs of the "slump" reappearing. Luckily, my roommate's birthday happened to coincide with one month into classes, and a group of us had the ultimate anti-one-month-slump day. This day's activities included lunch at a Thai restaurant in Eagle Rock, taking the wrong bus and ending up in Glendale instead of Pasadena, getting on the correct bus and going to Old Pasadena, shopping, dinner at an Indian restaurant (with belly dancers), and frozen yogurt at 21 choices (I highly recommend the root beer float flavor with cinnamon toast crunch as a topping.)
Now I am off to do some reading for my CSP and Psych 102 and study for my tests in Intro to Early European Art and Spanish 201, which are later this week before going to another concert this evening. Happy Sunday!