When college strikes

by Alexus Moreno

This week has been hectic. Since school has started, I’ve had it pretty easy, but now everything is hitting me all at once. It’s easy to sit there in frustration (it’s only Tuesday and I’ve probably done this three times already) and think about all you have to do and worry if it’s going to get done or not. This could also be called procrastination, not gonna lie … I’ve done many many things to occupy myself rather then doing my actual work … most of the things being completely pointless. As we all know, procrastination is not a good habit, so I told myself that it’s time to get it together and get to work.

Not only have I been bombarded with tests, quizzes and essays to write … I’ve also been extremely sick. I’m probably allergic to everything and I’ve thought about spending the rest of my life living in a bubble because once I step outside … it’s like sneeze after sneeze and my eyes swell and it’s not a pretty sight, and I hate it because I love being outside! This is quite the dilemma for me, and let me tell yah … being sick and away from home really sucks … because you’re alone and your parents aren’t there to help you … I actually had to go buy my own medicine this time *insert sad face here*. To everyone out there who suffers from bad allergies like me … I get it … it’s okay to want to chop off your nose sometimes (but please don’t do that!).

Going back to the school work: It’s easy to get off track … really easy. Once you fall behind, there is nothing you can do about it. This week I’ve really seen the difference between high school and college. No one is going to sit there and shove due dates down your throat and remind you about every assignment. You have to do that stuff on your own. This week, I forgot about a lot of things that  had to be done, and when I woke up for class Monday, I was such a mess … enough to know that I never want to not have my stuff together again. You have to stay organized, and usually I am a very organized person which is why I was surprised that I … me … myself forgot about assignments that were due and tests I had to study for. It’s not a good feeling … being unprepared.

Thankfully I was able to get myself back on track … and hopefully I won’t get back off track anytime soon. If you find yourself getting off track and falling behind in classes, take a moment and reflect. What it is you’re doing wrong and what do you need to change. Studying can be a drag and writing essay after essay can be time consuming, but I promise you, it will pay off. You’ll thank yourself later for not slacking off and putting in the work. When you work hard, your accomplishments will feel that much better and are worth so much more because you know that you put so much time and effort into it. So get it together, get excited and work hard! The future it bright for us all.



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