Slipped my mind

by Astrid Rangel

A few weeks ago, I found out the hard way how important it is to keep track of your assignments and tests. Before I came to college, I’d been told how important it was to live, love and learn your syllabus, but I didn’t believe it until now. After having an awesome Halloween, I was sitting in my room and I decided to check my assignments due this week and then I came across the words TEST #2 on my British Literature syllabus for NOVEMBER 3! It was a horrible feeling. I tried to study, but I knew it was too late. Trying to cram about two weeks of materials in one night was going to lead me nowhere good. All I could do was really hope for a miracle.

See, I got so caught up in the festivities that the test totally slipped my mind. I think I learned my lesson. Despite not studying, I knew I still needed to show up to class and do the best I could and that is what I did. Yes, there could have been a little mental breakdown somewhere there, but there is not much to do about it now. I will now forever live, breathe and learn my syllabus so that I don’t have to go through that again. To be honest, it’s not the first time it’s happened to me and I really need to start doing something about it. It’s really difficult to keep track of all of my classes but it’s something that needs to be done. I can’t keep forgetting important things like that.

If you learn a difficult lesson, there's only one good time to make a change.

If you learn a difficult lesson, there’s only one good time to make a change.

The advice I could offer for this one — because I’m sure I am not the only one who forgets things — is to just keep track. It doesn’t matter how. You could do Post-its around your room, a calendar, a reminder on your phone, do whatever you have to do! Maybe your friends could help you, I really don’t know, but there has got to be something. I know I still need to find my way because being this forgetful is not at all good. Just know it’s important and don’t let it get to the point I have gotten. It doesn’t feel very pleasant to know there isn’t much you can do to help yourself and even more when you could have been aware of it since sometime ago.

On another note, it’s wintery weather, guys!!! I can’t be the only one who loves sweater weather and those days that are so cold you can’t function. Sorry, I’m a winter baby! Of course, the cold weather also means finals are fast approaching. Yet, I rather not think about them yet. I just want to think of all the food we will have for Thanksgiving and being with family for a while before we return to the madness that is college!

Well, fellow Bobcats, have a good Monday and rest of the week. Much love!



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