Thursday, October 13, 2011

Senior Struggles...and Inspiration

Hey Preps!

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?

3 comments:

The City Boy said...

6 midterms...im so sorry :(.

I feel the same as you...my life is a whirlwind of school and work but I know that im working towards achieving what I want

Miss Southern Prep said...

I feel the exact same way! School is so stressful and overwhelming, but I know once I finish, I'll be even closer to achieving everything I want out of life! Good luck on your last midterm!

Grace said...

Oooh, sounds rough! Hope the Midterms went well. I totally know how you feel about losing creativity through school.

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