Fresh Perspective: Coming back from break

I think the hardest thing that has occurred in a long time is trying to get back into a routine after a whole month off.
It was an amazing feeling, wasn’t it?

Sleeping in until the afternoon and eating breakfast at 2 p.m. With extra money in your pocket from Christmas there could be endless trips to the mall.
That may have been the gist of my break, but I’m sure that many of you know what I’m talking about and can somewhat relate. Bottom line, break was the ultimate vacation. But now, it’s time to get back to business.
It felt foreign coming back to school. In some ways, it felt like I never left. But after my mom helped me carry my suitcases and kissed me goodbye, it all set in.
I had class an 8 a.m. the next day. I hadn’t seen an 8 a.m. in over a month. The thought scared me to death and even though I was tired from having to wake up early to make the trip back, I knew that falling asleep that night was going to be impossible.
Then the anxiety started to pour in. The costs of textbooks and thoughts of all-nighters started to dance around in my head.
It all sank in.
It was time to get back to the real world that is college.
In all actuality though, starting a new semester is somewhat exciting. There are new people to meet, new classes to dive into, and you get to reschedule your naptime during the day.  I don’t know if anyone else gets excited about this, but I find it to be a great feeling knowing that I have certain times during the day to look forward to just sleep.
Even though it’s going to take a while to get back into the groove of things and not want to chuck our phones across the room when our alarms go off, there’s always something positive to look forward to.
New beginnings give you the chance to reinvent yourself in a way. And you get to start over and refocus on what you really want, which is to do well and still have fun in the long run.
So here’s to another semester. Three and a half months of inner turmoil, stress, and some of the greatest times we will ever have in our young lives. Getting started may seem like a major pain in the ass, but once we all get back into our routine, everything will start to fall into place. Stay warm, and stay healthy! But most of all, stay positive.

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