Living in the Library

9/23/2012

I know I normally write about one particularly exciting event that took place, but this week was just too crazy for me to pinpoint one event – because this entire week has been such a whirlwind of essays and tests and meetings and projects...If I’m going to be successful at all this year, it means waking up early, running from place to place, and essentially LIVING in the library. 

I knew I was signing up for a lot when I registered for classes, accepted jobs and club memberships last semester, but I definitely overestimated just how much I would be drowning in work and activities. At first I was overwhelmed by all of this. I rarely caught up with friends, I very often found myself sneaking food into the library because I didn’t have time to sit down and have a real meal. But at the same time, something about all of this felt right. Why?

I finally feel like I have my life on track. I know who I am – I know who I want to be. These things are constantly changing, as we are ever-altering beings, but for now, I’m satisfied with the path I’m taking. And though I’m as busy as I’ve ever been in my life, I’m content, because I have goals I’m working to pursue. I thought it would be some time before I would feel like I finally knew what I wanted. But I have already been ‘blessed’ with this calling – this need to help others – and I couldn’t be happier to have found myself.

I am a social work and Spanish major and I’m doing everything in my power to immerse myself in those fields. I am participating in Spanish-speaking service clubs, I am a Spanish professor’s assistant, I am taking social work and Spanish courses and just eating them up! In addition, I am crazed with a Human Anatomy class, Frisbee, choir, voice lessons, etc. But I am proud to say that I love being this busy. It helps me stay time-efficient, it gives me a drive to get everything done so that I can have my social time as well, but most of all, I don’t feel like I’m working through tedious work. I get to study topics I truly love, and that’s the best part about college!

So anyone who’s reading this, don’t be disheartened at this stage in your college career - multitasking and running from class to class and eating alone while studying – just be at peace with the amount of things you have on your plate and know that they’re necessary to your success.

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