Well, I can’t believe how close this school year is to being done. Only a month ago, I had finished my midterms and was looking forward to a week-long break. But now, there’s no rest for the wicked. I’ve got papers galore to finish and meetings for second semester coming out my ears. Thankfully there’s still time to relax. Hanging out with friends, Game of Thrones marathons and stress relieving sessions on the Xbox 360 await on the weekends. So no matter how stressful things might get, at least I won’t be going crazy anytime soon. And with finals on the horizon, that’s a good thing.
I don’t mean to scare any prospective students that might be reading this, only to say that for all the freedom that college gives, it’s not all fun and games. Above all else, branch out and build a circle of friends, no matter where you end up here at Clark. I know you’ll probably have a lot of anxiety when you’re starting your first semester. I speak from experience when I say that I was exactly like that, but trust me when I say that recharging your batteries after a long week is easier, and frankly a lot more fun with friends.
One last thing and I’ll get off my soapbox and let you take all this in.
My number one rule: SLEEP.
I know there’s some pressure to do well but just remember that sleep is a beautiful thing.