SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN
invading the freshmen dance parties,
being weird with my roommates,
being consumed in how great Alpha is,
dressing up for living area events,
going out to dinner with incredible people,
and welcoming freshmen like a bunch of crazy people…
I have realized the truth of the matter. (Dun Dun Dunnnn) I’m here for school.
Sure, all the money your parents will be shelling out is not purely for academics, but a good chunk of it is. (Who knew a piece of paper at the end of 4 years could be so expensive!) As much as I feel it is more beneficial spending a night pouring into the lives of people and being behind in class the next day, at the same time I have had far too many lessons from God in how blessed I am to be educated here to push aside homework. (AKA: Teaching English in Tanzania this past summer and hearing student after student profess their career aspirations to me, it was 99.9% of the time one of three things: either a doctor, a pilot [so they can travel and see America], or a teacher. The options and opportunities are endless here but in other places it is not so much so.)
On another note, reality hit me when I checked where I am academically and realized that I only have a mere 40 units left until I can graduate. That translates to approximately 13 units a semester (my current load is 17 units) to graduate in the Spring of 2013… aka a YEAR early. So the question is, do I skip junior year or lack a senior year? Crazy right.
This reality check resulted in me seeking out internship opportunities and long story short, God TOTALLY provided and I am now a Set Design and Styling Intern as a beautiful store called Ruche. (Check it out all you girls that love vintage/girly/bohemian, anthropology/urban outfitters-esq clothes).
At least that took a load off my shoulders in regards to stressing about getting out there and being involved in “real world” design.
So all you high schoolers out there: GET PUMPED for how fun college WILL be but realize the real reasons you are here before it gets too late to raise that gpa and find those internships.