When you saw the title of this post, you probably clicked on my blog because you thought this would be like the ever-so infamous Twitter account “Collegefessions”. Unfortunately, you are wrong. But don’t go just yet–I have a thing or two to confess myself.

To be particularly blunt, college can be difficult. It’s not always easy to balance classes, a social life, and sleep. And for me, throw in a sorority and position on the executive board, a job at a creative communications agency (Cardinal Communications) , and 17 credit hours. Now you’ve got one seriously on-the-go college student. And to be honest, most of the time getting everything done for all my classes seems like way too much effort. Still, though, I manage to persevere through.

Naturally, my professors decided this would be a great week to pile on all the projects and assignments. Because of this, I have easily spent over 10 hours in the library this week working on various assignments. The work has been tiring and time-consuming, but there has been a silver lining in it all. First, the grades I have received so far have all been good (I guess hard work does pay off). And secondly (here comes my “collegefession”) I have been surprised how much I’ve learned and enjoyed learning this week.

For example, when starting my research for my ENG 104 paper about Santa Claus, I found some really interesting and unusual facts. I found these on the appropriately titled article “Top 10 Interesting Facts About Santa Claus” (can be found at For example, did you know that there’s a SCHOOL where you can earn a Santa Claus degree? That sure sounds a lot easier than all of the schoolwork I was just complaining about (which reminds me, where do I sign up?). Or did you know that Santa Claus has a private postal code for all those millions of letters he receives each year?

Other classes surprised me as well. However, I won’t go into detail about every single thing I learned this week that interested me. I’m an easily intrigued person so learning tends to surprise me quite frequently.

So there are my “collegefessions”. My ever-so intriguing revelations that learning can be fun (but seriously, it can be).

One thought on “Collegefessions

  1. Katie Fillingsness says:

    I’m so proud of you and all the hard work you have been putting in! You know that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. Keep up the hard work, you’re making dean’s list this semester! (But don’t work too hard, I need you) :)


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