by Chelsea Morna
Blog Content Contributor
As the semester draws to a slow and stretched out end, it would appear that a lot of things want to go wrong at the same time, adding to the pile of stress we are already burdened with. The semester has gotten to that point where a lot of us just feel brain fried, overworked, and too tired to get anything done well. We’re cashing in those allotted three absences, we’re taking naps in class instead of notes, we’re getting lazy, and this is not the time for all of that. I keep hearing teachers and professors tell their students, “don’t check out now.” Well that is much easier said than done when each class decides to assign their most important assignment of the semester at the same time and you have to make time to study somewhere between work and your extracurriculars, and if you’re lucky or just can’t take it anymore, a few hours of sleep here and there. I’m personally at the point when I wake up in the morning and just stare at the ceiling for half an hour because i’m not sure what to do first.
Putting the fact that finals are fast approaching aside, holiday season in general is the most stressful time of the year. You have to spend time with relatives you don’t particularly care for. Your parents are nagging you the entire time you’re home about all the things you should have accomplished by now. Your Facebook feed is filled with photos of old friends who seem to have figured their entire life out already, meanwhile you’re steady flipping back and forth between majors. On top of that you’re supposed to be “break” is actually just an expanded work schedule because you still have bills to pay and financial aid only covers so much.
This is the time of year when i wonder why being an adult is so difficult. And this is just a small taste of adulthood, imagine what the world is really going to be like after graduation… actually don’t think about that it’s just going to add to the already high stress levels. But even in the midst of this difficult time of year we must stop and remember that everything is temporary. We struggle now to have a better future. We may be stressed, sad, angry, etc. today but tomorrow or after finals we have one less thing to worry about. Even if you’re tired beyond all reason, remember to stop and enjoy the little things like free stuff in the quad, or friday nights with friends, or those delicious Exxon tacos, because what we experience now is all temporary. We won’t always be stressing over a test, we won’t always get to see our friends on regular basis and we won’t always be here in San Marcos. Eventually we move on to other things and that’s okay as long as we appreciate what we have now.