Not sure which college Asher Roth attended when he wrote his song, “I Love College,” because, man, my college experience is nothing like his song.
Sometimes it’s hard and you get discouraged as an adult still attending college. I find myself 6 years down the road and barely considered a college junior. From community college to transferring to a university, my life seems be moving at such a slow pace. Sometimes I question my paths and sometimes I want to give up. I think about how hard I’ve worked to make my parents proud, until I finally realize I need to do this for myself. I live a life full of obstacles and roller coaster emotions but I’m proud of how far I’ve come. And as many times as I continue to fall, I will always pick myself back up until I’ve reached that finish line.
I read something today that I found very interesting.
You don’t hate Monday, you hate your job.
This is something I think not many people think of. Everyone hates that the weekend is over, like they didn’t get what they wanted done. But, I’m sorry to be so blunt, whose fault is that? Um, yours. You’re the one stopping yourself from enjoying your “free time.” And those who say “I would like to do things I want, but I have to work.” Again, it’s your fault you’re “work” isn’t something you love. If you don’t see yourself doing this job for the rest of your life, why are you there? Why are you wasting what precious time you have in this life somewhere you’re miserable? Yes, you may be getting your career figured out by going to school, but thankfully for us we live in a world of opportunity: internships and the power of marketing. Market what you do in your free time to make it your career so you can finally quit your job and solely focus on that one thing you love. Take an internship to whatever you plan on doing in the future, the opportunities are there, you’re just not looking hard enough. Be someone who’s Monday is their Friday. Hell, be someone who doesn’t even know what day of the week it is because life is just that good.
First, I’d like to start out by saying I’m sorry for my lack of posts in the recent weeks; my schedule has been beyond crazy. Sure, I’ve had a few minutes here and there that I could have squeezed in a post, but then it would have been forced. When I blog or when I “write” I like for it to come naturally, something that actually means something to me, or something that’s happening in that moment in my life that could potentially be happening to others. But here I am, sitting at school, attempting to study for what feels like the midterm of my life, and all I can think about it blogging. Crazy, isn’t it? How someone can love something so much? And I’m not talking about how I love blogging, I’m talking about how I love writing. I’m lucky enough to have found something I’m passionate about; and that’s what life really is, isn’t it? Finding something you love and turning it into a career? As an English major I have a love/hate for reading and writing. I hate that in school I’m forced to do, yet when I’m not doing either of the two, I find myself yearning for it (hence, reasons why I started a blog). and It’s funny because it’s not only with English that people are like this, and it’s not only me that’s like this; people feel this way about so many things. For example, you can be an accounting major and hate every minute of it while you’re in class, but you think about your future as an accountant and it all seems worth it. Same for business majors. You stress yourselves out, pull your hair out doing presentations and papers; yet you have so many ideas and visions that it makes you excited to put it all to the test in your future. That’s what life is, finding something you love and running with it, turning it into something magical, something you’re passionate about. Hate it now and love it later; turn your hard work into something you can’t live without.
Goes to show you how caught up we get on life- I totally forgot today was Thursday. Jesus, time flies. Going on that note of forgetting what day of the week it is, let’s take a sec to talk about stress and the struggle. I was just talking, yesterday, about how difficult it is to survive in the world today. Why is it so freaking complicated to get an education and make a living at the same time? Why don’t schools and jobs compromise with each other. Like, it’s not our fault we’re wanted by everyone- joking. But am I, really? For example, I recently got a new job (yay, congrats me, right?) and when telling my professor that I’m going to need to take a week off from classes to go through training, my professor told me I should think about dropping the class if I don’t have time.. Well, when am I ever going to have time? That’s the problem with today’s world. Obviously we need to work to make a living for ourselves, but we also want a better education for our future selves. But it’s never simple. We, as students and adults, are juggling between work and school and no one seems to appreciate it. Times are different, it’s not as easy as it once was. Or, here’s a different perspective, not everyone’s parents said, “hey, you don’t worry about money and having a job, we’ll take care of that. You just go to school.” Like HELLO, some of us have to bust our @$$**. This is just a reminder to people who are struggling with these two, work and school, that you’re not alone. There are plenty of us out there, and as one of these people let me just say to those in the same boat: I appreciate you, and your struggle.
Hi! Sorry for the late posting, again! School is in session and we all know how much time that takes up. However, let me just mention how grateful I am for the opportunity to attend school, for I know not everyone can. I know I always rant about how we need to appreciate life- but I don’t think everyone seems to understand that. If you have access to view this blog, you have access to the Internet, and Internet is luxury. Not everyone can afford Internet. Hell, there are people who can’t even afford the buy themselves food. Love the life that’s given to you and appreciate every moment of it. The good, the bad, and the ups and downs. Be better for yourself and for your family- or at least try. Life isn’t ever easy, but then it wouldn’t be as fun.
It’s crazy how encouraged college is. Can’t get a job without a bachelors, some even a masters. And even if you spend all of your time busting your a** trying to get these degrees, getting a job after graduation isn’t guaranteed. We spend all of this time, and especially MONEY, for what? To get the sh*tty end of the stick and be stuck with nothing? If it’s so encouraged to get a higher education, why is it so difficult for us to put that education and hard work to use? It just makes you question it all. Is it really worth it?