Where did the time go?
It is hard to believe that this is the last week of classes! It feels like the beginning of the Fall semester was a mere week ago. I still remember having to constantly correct myself every time someone asked what year I was, because out of habit, I would answer freshman instead of sophomore. It took me a while to get used to being a sophomore and just when I was starting to get used to it, the year is ending and now it is time to be a junior.
Yikes! I do not think I am ready for that but we at least have a whole summer to prepare for our next step in life. It is just unbelievable how quickly time escapes from us in college and then, before we realize it, it’s over and we have to enter the real world with our hopefully useful degrees.
So, since time likes to be sneaky and go into hyper speed while we are in college, it is time to make the most of it while we have certain opportunities and are young. Do not make up minuscule excuses to not go on an adventure of some sort.
While enjoying the summer prepare for a memorable following year. Open up your mind to new ideas and words. Join a new club or community within Le Moyne. Heck! Write for the awesome school newspaper, The Dolphin. Make it a priority to try new things that will make your time in college more meaningful if you have not already. Prepare to go study aboard, and actually go through with it, because saying you are going to study aboard and actually working towards it are two different things.
It is easy to get lost in a routine in college and forget about the annoying but true cliché “these are the best years for your life.” Do not fall victim to a routine and forget about the bigger picture and how important it is to do things that you know are worthwhile.
I mention doing things that are worthwhile because a classmate of mine gave an amazing presentation last class that emphasized living your life in a way that you can be proud. That point really stuck with me because always regretting not doing something is one of the suckiest feelings in the world that will follow you for the rest of your life, so take advantage of this short time in college now.