So, here I am, two weeks into the new year and already buried back into my hectic, busy college life. After a bit of a rude awakening returning from my relaxing break to a desk piled in papers for my new VP Finance position, things have finally calmed down a bit and I’m back into the swing of things.
Unfortunately I haven’t been able to sit down in peace and write anything until now because there are constantly girls buzzing in and out of our study den. But now the time has finally come – more than half the house is at Sun River this weekend, leaving our lovely abode very quiet.
I’ve decided to take a shot at this “Deep Thoughts 30 Day Challenge,” taken from my dear friend Talia. I thought it might be a great way to start and record my reflection process. This probably won’t be happening in a daily timeline of 30 days, though I can try! Without further ado, here are the questions:
1. What happened today? If it was the last day of your life, how satisfied would you be with your final hours?
Today I have been incredibly lazy and haven’t done much of anything, so I would not rank it very high on the satisfaction scale. Especially because the most important people in my life were not a part of it. However, yesterday was a very good day and much more satisfying. I woke up to the shrieks of my sisters blasting music and packing for Sun River, just another reminder of the trip I was not going to be a part of. But I accepted it and didn’t let them get me down. In fact, their excitement almost made me more excited – after all, it was the start of the weekend regardless of where I’d be! I had one class and then went to the gym with my best friend, which was my first time back at the rec since last spring. I forgot how great it feels to work out when I’m fully awake, not at my 9am running class in the 20 degree weather. Later that night I went out to a fraternity’s date dash with my other close friend and it was lots of fun.
I don’t quite know how to explain why yesterday was so great, other than the fact that I was simply happy, interacting with my friends. There was no stress or pressure or running from one thing to another. It was just…living. Getting back into working out again has been really good for me too. I got so wrapped up last term in other things that I never took the time to pay attention to me, and I am trying to change that. So far, so good.