Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Mid-College Crisis (Life Update)

Originally I tried to write this post while I was still at work... However, the wifi that I was trying to work with didn't want to work with me, so I had to wait until I got back to my place. I've had a lot of different thoughts swimming around in my head, and I wanted to get them all down somewhere - and there's no place better for my random thoughts than on my own blog!

So I've been having a crisis. A Mid-College Crisis, to be specific.

For some reason, I feel like I've been the only one out of my group of grads from high school who isn't doing amazing/super cool things in college. Several of my friends have done study abroad programs, joined sororities, taken awesome athletic classes, taken spontaneous road trips with their college friends, and are all around doing some really cool and memorable things.

I've been going to school here for almost two years and I feel like I don't have anything to show for it! I go to classes, I go to work, I go home to my apartment... I haven't joined any clubs or sports teams, I haven't traveled anywhere or done any spontaneous road trips.

A sort of "Cabin Fever" took over - I felt like I needed to find something to do that would be amazing and memorable that I'd be able to look back on as part of my college experience.

At first I tried to work out getting tickets and going to see Hamilton in a city a few hours away from where I'm going to school in 2018. 2018 isn't as soon as I would've liked, and those tickets are really pricey for a college student... Plus the cost of travelling there. So that was off my list of ideas.

My next idea was to do a study abroad program! I haven't been able to get particularly far with this one... Most of the programs through my school are for semesters during the school year, but I'd really prefer something that was over the summer because most of my classes aren't offered at other schools. The summer programs seems to be only a week or two long, or else they overlap with the beginning of the next fall semester. So far it hasn't been very immediate, which was what I was hoping for. I'm going to keep looking into it, but for now it's off my list of ideas.

When I went to talk to my adviser about trying to find something to do for the summer, she suggested doing summer classes... I've signed up for some, but I haven't gone through the full enrollment process to secure my place in the classes. Spending even more time here going between classes and work and home won't really help with my sudden crisis to do something more exciting and memorable. Plus there's the hitch that my lease for the apartment is only 11 months, so for the entire month of July I won't have a place to live in my college town... We'll see what happens with that.

So far nothing I've come up with has worked out how I'd like... One of the major things that I did do that I'm really happy about was getting an actual template for this blog! I'm so happy with my blog, and how much I've done with it over the years. I also renewed my domain, so this blog isn't going anywhere for at least this year! Haha

If you have any suggestions for things that I could do, or if you've had a crisis like this one before, let me know!

I'll see you on Thursday.

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