Really, what happened to transitioning between summer and fall temperatures? If you were in the Stony Brook area in mid-September, you know that it was pouring for several straight days. I felt like it was spring already but no, it’s only September leading into October with November-like temperatures. How am I supposed to show off my cute fall outfits if the rain is pouring outside? Or my cute Uggs, too?
Complaining aside, perhaps the abrupt change between summer and fall represents what it was like heading into midterm season again. One day I’m relaxing, not worried about my classes, spiritually healing from the sunny days. Then, all of a sudden, it’s bitter outside, assignments are piling up, a midterm I haven’t really studied for is next week, I don’t remember the last time I saw my friends, and suddenly I have to drink coffee and energy drinks to get me through the day. My eyes are twitching just thinking about it…
Now, don’t get me wrong, my days aren’t always class focused. It’s just that being a part of what’s going on around campus, taking higher-level classes and working is a new challenge I have to tackle. But, it’s not daunting. I think I’m just another busy college student slowly becoming an adult. I have to schedule time now to meet my friends. If that isn’t a milestone in adulthood, then I don’t know what is.
This past month I’ve found myself asking ‘Where did the time go?’ , but I’ve had fun doing it. I can say that a major improvement from fall semester last year is that I have a general sleep schedule. You aren’t gonna catch me finishing an online midterm at 4 am again. I’ll be asleep! I just hope the fire alarms in my dorm don’t wake me up at an ungodly hour.