While you're reading this, I'm most likely on an airplane. Or pathetically dragging my two heavy suitcases, laptop bag, and purse on the subway. Or unpacking box after box. Or something.
Point is, by the time you read this, I'll be at DreamSchool (or at least en route).
I can't believe it, either.
I really am excited about this year. I still can't believe how much easier college is than high school was. Good lord in heaven, it's SO much easier than high school.
In high school I was so sleep deprived that I'm amazed I was able to function, let alone graduate having passed all of my classes. Really: a high schooler's life is rough. For example, I was up between 5:30-6 a.m., left the house by 7 a.m., had school (7 different classes--that's a lot to think about/digest/learn/work on in one day, especially in 45-minute bursts) until 3:30ish, then either had softball practice or babysitting (or on some days, softball practice and THEN babysitting) and then finally got home.
During the day I was so tired I could hardly focus. I'd run to my car to power-nap for 20 minutes during lunch or my study hall. I chugged caffeine every morning. Every day (and I'm ashamed to admit this), I'd fall asleep in my econ class. It was about 2:30 in the afternoon, and I just couldn't keep my eyes open. I'd power-nap in class for about 5 minutes and that'd keep me up for the rest of the school day.
After such an intensely busy/focused day, the last thing you want to/can do is homework. Honestly, it took me a solid hour or more of decompressing by reading, wasting time online, talking to people, etc., to calm my brain down. Only then could I start the hours of homework that lay ahead of me.
So I'm very glad I'm not a high schooler anymore. And that a few days a week, I can sleep in past 7 a.m. (probably for the last time in my life).
I'm so ridiculously lucky. Can't wait to be back!!!