Just under three months left before Baylor College of Medicine’s mandatory orientation, and I’m beginning to feel a rush of denial overcoming me. This past year was supposed to be my “last hurrah” before beginning a journey with no foreseeable end. After so many months of waking up late, washing lots of dishes, reading exactly one book, playing Counter-Strike, and cheering on the Rockets (GET RED!!), I’ve come to a realization.This isn’t really a break, or at least not as much of a break as it should be. Call it nerdy or weird, but I’m much more relaxed at school. Having the camaraderie amongst my classmates… whining about exams and homework assignments in unison… having to efficiently balance my study schedule with recreational activities, etc. etc. – I’m just much more familiar (and comfortable) with being productive.
Sometimes I wonder why people complain about end-of-semester exams being stacked on a hefty work schedule along with problems at home and whatever else. The situation could always be worse. Going through grade school and then undergrad, most of us become accustomed to the hectic routine of education but fail to acknowledge the fact that stress will only escalate through life.
It’s only when we don’t have to worry about anything that we realize how much we miss those stressful situations. Oh the irony. 😀