It’s irritating when a person gets involved in something just to show face. Do it because you’re passionate about it—that you care. Not because you wanna be credited for it. Not because you wanna be able to put it on a resume.
I’ve been meaning to write this out for a while, but I’ve been so busy (being lazy) that I’ve finally brought myself to do it i
n the mist of reading 50 pages worth of class material.
So about a week and a half ago, my political science seminar class had guest speakers—professors that many of us took for other political science courses over the course of our college careers. It may not seem like a big deal for my other classmates, as many of them seemed pretty disinterested in our professors’ speeches. (Somewhat truthfully, myself included.) However, looking at them all seated at the corner front of the room, before the speeches were conducted, made me a bit overwhelmed. It was like I had a flashback to all the classes I’ve taken with these professors, and all the memories I’ve shared with my colleagues while taking such classes. It was emotional, in that by the end of the year, my undergraduate career is finally coming to a close (fingers crossed). On a daily basis, I’ll constantly say “I can’t wait for this to be over,” but I usually say it in a light context. Like the thoughts of many other prospective undergrad graduates, “I’m pretty scared”.
“What’s the future going to be like?” “Will I be able to get a good and stable job?” “Will I be successful?” Of course, these questions run through my mind almost everyday.
In addition, the question of “What are you going to do after college?” frustrates me the most. For my personal situation, while I do have a number of prospective plans, I’m not going to be sure until the time comes. Things are never set in stone, never definite. Situations happen, things can change, and certain conditions might alter the course. The right thing to do is to continue persevering and preparing yourself until the right opportunity comes. Right?
With that in mind, the best thing to do for now is to enjoy the present times. Learn from all the experiences, soak up all the fun, persevere through hardships, and be grateful for all that has happened.
Roommate: Is that another study guide you’re working on?
Me: Why yes, yes it is. This is a study guide for tomorrow’s test, and I’m only on the first question. I’m putting the “pro” in procrastination.
Roommate: You are the president of the procrastination club. Procrastinators unite!
Me: Why, indeed I am!
Roommate: And now you’re putting this on a social-networking site—a procrastintor’s best friend.
Oh, college life.