makes for great first impressions on those professors that you've never had
Just kidding. It doesn't. You'll be lucky to
get a C in this class now.
Or worse… walking into a class and realizing you know absolutely no one to borrow
time school was in session, everyone was darting from class to class in shorts
and t-shirts, but now everyone is parading around campus in their crisp,
stylish new clothes that we can only assume were gifts from Santa.
that you have to wake up before noon, it's imperative that you get a good
night's rest. Not too difficult, right? Except for the fact that your body is
totally confused about why you're trying to go to bed before 4 a.m., so you
toss and turn until your alarm goes off.
hits quite as hard as Sunday blues on the day before the first day of the semester.
Accepting that homework, checking your email, and wearing pants are now a very
real part of your life is almost painful.
know the drill. The first week of class, you arrive promptly with your planner
and supplies in hand, ready to learn… and then you suddenly remember that
keeping up with that studious facade is a lot more work than you're ready to
paper, we're all reliving January of 2015 for the first couple of weeks of the
flashbacks of binge-watching Netflix and constantly refreshing your Twitter
timeline.* "It was good! How about yours?"
you go home for the holidays, you suddenly transform from a young and thriving
adult into your mother's child. Most of us are thrilled to be back on campus
after complying with our over-protective parents' rules for almost a month.
What even is a curfew…?
…and panicking. Going back to school
after a long break can be overwhelming; the only thing scarier than that is the
thought that the so-called "best years of your life" are drawing
nearer at a much faster rate than you expected. The good news is: With the
panic that this brutal reality brings also comes a shift in your attitude
toward school. We realize that now, more than ever, time is of the essence, and
it's time to make the most of it!
Morgan Harper is a Junior English for Corporate Communications major at Christian Brothers University and a staff writer at the Galleon
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