It’s sometimes difficult to truly capture the feelings I have towards college life in words, but here’s an approximation. Everything is great, seriously; my classes are engaging and meet that sweet-spot between challenging and within mental grasp, there’s so much to do down here it’s stunning (I’m taking Salsa lessons, have joined the Secular Alliance, and To Write Love On Her Arms (a depression awareness and suicide prevention group) and other random organizations), my floor-mates are easy to get along with and I’ve gotten to know some really great people. I’m enormously thankful to have the chance to experience all of this and I’ve got to thank my awesome parents for making this experience go so much smoother than it would have been without the amount of support they’ve given me. I am really grateful to be In Bloomington with so many opportunities floating on the horizon.
The thing is though; I don’t really know what I want out of life.
For now I’m living in the moment and tackling responsibilities that need to be taken care of for the short term: Grades, absorbing class material, getting involved, and making sure I’m on stable track. I’m also likely to get a job at Goodwill soon since having money is a nice thing. As far as ULTIMATE LIFE GOALS go though, I’m running a bit low. I have a general set of interests but I’m having a bit of trouble forming them into a viable career plan. However, it certainly seems that the more I do around here, the more ideas I get for the kind of a life I could lead. It’s become a process of tightening my interests, tying them together, and clearing the fog around what is needed for the future.
Don’t be misled; none of this has got me worried. In general I’m feeling smashing :D Spacing out what I need to do and taking on my short term goals has put me on a smooth-ish road so far. I remember to go by the three E’s: to Experience, Engage in, and Enjoy all I’ve got going on for me now.
And, to my awesomely politically knowledgeable cousin George, don’t worry; I’m remembering to have FUN
Not including some sort of spectacular link would be heresy at this point – http://www.kiriakakis.net/mused.html this guy will have you questioning the meaning of questions O_o