I leave you now to go and catch up on my reading for my Econ midterm on Monday (does the fact that I'm catching up undermine the fact that I'm starting so early?) and reading two marvelous chapters of Milton. What an epic Thursday night.
It's that time of the semester again...
Every semester so far (considering I've only had one semester so far) reaches this point when you realize that you have A LOT of reading to do, A LOT of studying, and just... A LOT to do in general. Once the first round of midterms begin you get a small breather, just like the calm before the storm. Then you have to regroup, catch up on the reading you've fallen behind on (you always fall behind, no matter how genuine your intentions are because Youtube or Facebook or eating become more important to you than studying), and begin the second round with a renewed dedication and strength. Thankfully, this semester we had Spring Break to regroup before we came back to the beautiful sunny and cool weather up here (there have been some GREAT days of weather lately... well, at certain times of the day). Between 18 hours of working at the library, pledging a fraternity, being an ASUC intern, attempting to find something to contribute to this blog whenever I get the chance, and then, let's not forget, school, I find myself coming up short on time. But somehow, that's the beauty of Berkeley - you know everyone else is going through something just as intense for them. You find so many things to get involved in that you have a genuine passion for and then you're committed and everything and then you remember, "Wait... when am I supposed to sleep?" And that is the number one question that you'll find asking yourself. But while you're awake, you're enjoying every minute. It's like one of the fourth year brothers in my fraternity told me, "You have to make yourself feel uncomfortable as often as possible because that's the only way you'll find out what you enjoy and what you like -that's how you'll find out more about yourself and what you want in life."And it is with that goal in mind that I commit myself to my readers, to my study guides (for the few GSI's that are nice enough to make them!), and of course, to my literature books (working on Paradise Lost right now by Milton -definitely worth the read). Now I'm not exactly sure how my quote relates to committing myself to my work but if you can figure some logic out to it then good for you. Let me know because I'd love to know it too!