It has been a week since I wrote a post. Yikes. Forgive me? Can I please at least explain?
This week has consisted of:
35 hours of work...all resulting in 5am wake-ups.
5 mid-terms, and 1 to go. (yes I know I should spell out five and one...but I'm not going to...except I just did...ugh)
Excuse me. I was told senior year is easy. WHEN?
Because it's not going that way right now. I am completely swamped. Swamped to the point that I write this post and am disgusted with how ADHD and grammatically incorrect it is. School is overpowering my creativity. That seldom happens. Yet every sentence I write, I know exactly what I am doing wrong. School honestly is a creativity destroyer. It's like the Reaper of blogging, I swear...
That reminds me of a quote from Einstein: "The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education". In many ways I agree with this statement...for example, I write about the things my professors want me to, attend classes I wouldn't if it wasn't a requirement, and find myself learning more about myself in the quiet hours of writing on my own, contemplating who I am and what I want in my life.
Don't get me wrong, I believe a college education is extremely important. Furthermore, I believe that graduate school is just as important in today's society in order to achieve a high paying job and live the American dream. However, parts of me feel as if everything will work out in my life. Maybe that is a trivial statement, but as I enter my last semester and a half of undergrad, I am more at peace than ever. I know who I am, and now know what I want...and no one can take that from me.
Trust me, I still work hard...gosh. I am exhausted from how much effort I put into school. I meet with professors to perfect theses for papers, I barely sleep to do everything I need to, yet I now know that in less than a year, I will be free to start achieving my life goals.
I will not settle. Ever. I want my life to be an ever-growing experience. I want to constantly learn, play, experience, and strive for more.
As many of you know, Steve Jobs, Apple's co-founder recently passed away. I was talking with a professor after class one day about my life goals, and she had me stay and watch one of his speech's that he gave at Stanford's commencement a few years back. It was such an inspirational and motivating speech to hear for me. I thought I would share it with you...and hope you can gain the same thing from it as I did. He truly knew how to live life to the fullest.
We are blessed with every single day we are given...why not live it to the best of our abilities?