I am excited for school start because I do love to learn, I have my half marathon coming up (and a 10k in October), I have a great, relaxing job at my school working in the garden/greenhouse, I'll have my horse, and of course, my friends. The only think I don't like about school is, obviously, all the studying that comes with it. It's not that I mind studying too much, but with me, it tends to take over my life. Here's how it goes: I'm already way ahead in my studies, but I think if I did a little more, well then I'll really be ahead and wouldn't that be great? Um yeah, it sounds great, but when it leaves you feeling like you must spend every waking moment studying and feel guilty when you're not studying? Not so great. College is an experience, and that experience Includes hanging out with friends, going to cool events on campus, and NOT studying 24/7. My goal this school year is to actually listen to myself and live life a little more.
So, what's my plan to do this? Well, part of my 20 hour car ride is going involve me creating a "master plan." It's not going to be a rigid "this is what I have to do when" type thing, but I want to know that I can get enough studying done and still have time for other fun things. I'm going to be sure to block out specific time in my schedule just for hanging out with my friends. No more of this "I've already studied for six hours today, why not a few hours more?" Nope. I'll have my set time for studying, and when I'm done with it, I'm done with it. That's the plan anyway, and I think it will help if I start with that mindset so I don't get myself into a big hole before I even begin.
You might be wondering while I'm sharing all of this. First off, and most importantly, I know that i'm not the only who struggles with this, so hopefully if my plan works out, it will also help others. Secondly, I'm hoping that blogging can be another outlet to take me away from extra studying. I was originally thinking that blogging might drop on the wayside during school, but I really don't want that to happen. I love blogging and the people I've met through it. The blog world has such a positive, inspiring attitude, and I really don't want to leave it. I'll probably be around less than I am currently, but I'll try my best not to disappear completely.
Okay, enough talk. Let's get this WIAW party started!
Does this bridge look sturdy to you? It sure did to us, but we both just about jumped five feet when we started across and found ourselves rocking like we were on a sailboat. And of course my lovely mom made me walk across first haha. ;-)
After lunch, I hit the packing. Oh the joy. And then a little later in the afternoon, my mom and I went to run some errands and pick up some things for college. Of course, we had to stop by Whole Foods which is where my afternoon snacking took place. They had samples of crab salad with crackers, white cheddar, and parmesan crisps. I can first-hand tell you that they were all fantastic. I also picked up these apple chips and of course had to try them out. Delicious!
Have a wonderful Wednesday, everyone!