this is me now

September 20, 2007

We’ve got so far to Go

Filed under: learning,PennState,seniors,stress — by heatherdc @ 2:04 am

Sitting here at 1:21 in the morning after a l-o-n-g day, this is all I can think:

We’ve come so far, but we’ve got so far to go.

And I will admit, I am also thinking this because it’s the title of the song thats playing right now as the “Hairspray” soundtrack tunes fill my room…

Today was just one of those days. No “breaks”, no pausing, no relaxing. Just going, going, going. Not that those days are the bad ones, they are just the ones where everything you have gotten yourself into hits you at once. It’s a head-on collision with classes, work, assignments, tests, quizzes, group meetings, computers crashing, and Life. Usually this equation adds up to stress, this day being no exception.

This is the life of a senior in college. Despite your number of classes, jobs, groups, etc. you find your routine; just as you have in every previous semester. The only difference, the big difference, is that on top of all these things you have “Next year” to think about.

Where are you going after you graduate? What do you want to do with your major? What programs will you be applying to? What does your resume look like next to those who will be competing with you? What are you doing now to get where you want to be?


I guess this is the time in our lives where we really need to “have our shit together”. This is where we reflect on every class and job, thinking about what we learned or whether it will look like “valuable work experience”. This is when we start hoping that we did things right for the past 4 years.

It’s funny to think about what those past 4 years look like when they aren’t viewed as a transcript & resume….

To me, these four years will be immortalized by a ridiculous number of pictures, old textbooks, class notes that I’ve kept for whatever reason (which will probably never be looked at again), an abundance of useless “household” things I’ve accumulated after living in 5 different dorms/apartments, a wardrobe that changes at least twice a year (but is still full of the shirts that are only worn twice a year), and a collection of sweatpants and t-shirts sporting the PennState love.

I’m sure that list could go on for a while, but you get the “gist” of it.

I guess it just comes as a realization that this year will be stressful, it will go fast, and it will test my patience and sanity.

On the other end of the spectrum, it will treat me right. I have my roommates, my best friends, football, bar specials left and right, and of course the classic “weekends that start on Thursday”.

It’s a four year party, and we’re at the last call. Not going anywhere soon.


1 Comment »

  1. awwwwww. i need to be at the party right now!
    stress? what stress?! what could you or I possibly be stressing about? haha. love the post 🙂 love it. love it.

    Comment by L B — September 20, 2007 @ 3:01 pm |Reply

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