Embracing the Present
Blogger: Katherine Carey
So it’s March. I think I’m developing a trend in blog posts of freaking out about how fast time is going, but I swear to you, it feels like it’s speeding up!! I’m pretty sure I got back to school last week, and now it’s March and a draft of my comps was due last week. I’ve decided there’s basically nothing worse than having loads of my friends finished/finishing comps and not having mine done until April 16th. Part of me wants to count down the days until I don’t have to do it anymore, but that will mean I’m about a month away from graduating and I don’t want that either. I’m sure you can identify.
On top of balancing the schoolwork, I’m also starting to have to think about “life after,” which is horrifying. At this point, I would like to get my masters in international relations. However, I have decided not to go straight into grad school, and instead take time off to figure out exactly what I would like to focus on within that degree. Also, I think I need a break from school, and a chance to take what I’ve learned and apply it in the real world. But working on job apps on top of comps and other homework just doesn’t feel like it leaves that much time for other stuff.
But it does. Living in Delta has been wonderful because all my best friends are right around me, but it has also reduced my productivity to something like first semester freshman year when I didn’t know how to study with other people around. I guess it’s just part of the cycle of college life, but it sure is fun! I’ve been cooking dinners at home, seeing a few movies, going on quests for frozen yogurt, visiting the Grove (a fancy shopping center near Beverly Hills), attending my friend’s events on campus (such an English major comps presentation and a talk about the hook up culture in college), watching TV and movies at home, and doing loads of events with Delta. Not the least of these was Recruitment, which happened about 3 weeks ago. That was a huge time commitment, but it was wonderful to meet all the women going through the process, and I’ve been enjoying getting to know our new members. I have to buckle down this week work-wise to make up for lost time, but I’m still trying to embrace every moment and enjoy the time with my friends because there’s nothing like future unknowns to make me embrace the present.