Fresh Perspectives

It’s Tuesday, Oct. 3 and I’m thinking about October break. It’s our first “vacation” this year at CSC.

For first year students, it is our first college break ever. Exciting, huh?

I, personally, am torn. I’m worried that this time off won’t aid me, but hinder me.

Besides the fact that I am freaked out by a few papers I have to finish in that week of time, it makes me wonder if I will want to come back!

This isn’t because I dislike the school, teachers, or other students; it is just easier to be home. I am comfortable there, especially since I grew up in the house I’m headed back to.

I have many friends back home, and a boyfriend. So why would I want to return to a place where I’m still new, and still unsure of how the year will unfold? I’m completely enthused to stay at home for more than two days, like I have been doing each weekend.

Having this time off is a good idea, and also a bad one. We’ll see what happens as the week unfolds.

It’s now Tuesday, Oct. 10.

We’re about half-way through our vacation. Just as expected, I am having a great time hanging with everyone at home. I want to stay here, because it is what I know.

I also know that when I go back to school I will be faced with mid-terms, term papers, and a plethora of other assignments. Being here reminds me of what lies ahead of me.

Like everyone else I’m sure, my time has consisted of bumming around the house, and going out with my friends. Maybe some other students were convicted enough to work at their school tasks.

But not me.

I just barely took a look at the work I am supposed to have done. I understand teachers can’t afford a lot of time for us to miss work, but what is the point of a vacation if all we do is worry about papers we have to get done?

There is so much I want to do, so many people I feel like I need to see. School stuff has been put on the back burner.

Procrastinating is a student’s best friend, and their worst nightmare. Denial is the key though. Maybe if I continue to convince myself I have all the time in the world, it will happen. Here’s to hoping this plan will work.

So now it’s Thursday, Oct. 12 — already. It’s nearing the end of vacation and what have I done?

A big resounding nothing.

Guess I better start up on that, huh? I planned to work on my stuff earlier, but other things got in the way. I know I’m completely screwed at this point, and am going to have to cram all my work in. It’s worth it. I fell so comfortably back into my life here.

This is me not wanting to leave. I knew this would happen. I want to go back to school because I enjoy my friends and classes, but there’s that whole work factor. I kind of forgot about it because I was caught up in everything else.

I’ll survive, I suppose.

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