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 www.factofun.com/top-10-interesting-facts-santa-claus/). 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).