By Ana | May 5, 2012
You don’t scare me. Not at all. I am SO ready for you. SO READY. I wish we were on semesters RIGHT NOW!Okay, so maybe I’m not that enthusiastic, but I am prepared. And let me tell you, it feels great. Here are some reasons why semesters are going to be a change for the better:
1). We will FINALLY be on the same schedule as the rest of the universe!!
Everyone else on earth is on semesters (I’m pretty sure of that, anyway, but don’t quote me). And now we don’t have to worry about the semesters kids getting all the good summer jobs and internships and big-kid jobs because they get out sooner. The playing field has been leveled! AND, there won’t be that awkward month of doing nothing before school starts because all your friends at semester schools have already left. We can all suffer together!! Isn’t that great?!
2.) Long winter breaks!
Never again will we have to rush back to school immediately after New Year’s. We will finally have time to fully recover.
3.) Summer starts in May!
NOW WE WILL ACTUALLY BE ABLE TO BE OUTSIDE WHEN IT’S GORGEOUS OUT AND NOT STUCK IN A CLASSROOM!! Although this may mean that Oval Beach will have a much shorter season….
But more than that, for me, the start of semesters will also mean the start of my senior year, something so quintessentially bittersweet that the phrase “senior year” is enough to send most people for a trip down memory lane.
Looking back, there are a lot of things I wish I did or tried or saw, and there are also things I’m grateful for that I never expected. I wish I had done some things differently, sure, but I think everyone feels that way.
This last year is not just my last hurrah as an undergrad, but it’s also a second chance. It’s one more year to get things right, however that may manifest itself.
I will leave Ohio State in a year knowing this, above all: I may not have gone where I intended to go or did what I intended to do, but I truly believe that I have gone where I needed to go, did what I needed to do, and most importantly, learned what I needed to be taught.
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