Recap of My Semester With the Help of Beyoncé

By Jenise Jackson
Blog Content Contributor

As we prepare to close out the semester, I think it is only right to reflect on these past few months. For me, the spring semester brought the good, the bad and the ugly. So I decided to recap my experience with the help of the Queen B herself. Here we go!

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I Successfully Managed 18 Credit Hours

Even though I wanted to pull my hair out every single night from the constant, rigorous work I had to complete, I can say that I survived all 6 of my classes. Unless those A’s and B’s magically turn into F’s by May 10th, I did it all without failing. I could have easily given up, but I had a goal and I stuck to it. In my mind, that makes me the true definition of a winner.

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I Fell In Love With Myself

Some of us try to find love in all the wrong places. This semester taught me that the greatest love you could have is the love you have for yourself. In fact, you can’t even begin to love someone else until you love yourself. I’ve started to let go of things that once hurt me and I’m now working towards becoming a better version of myself. I had to stop doubting myself and realize that I slay the scene with a gangsta lean regardless of who thinks otherwise.

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I Lost One of My Best Friends

This would probably be a difficult thing to deal with for anyone who cares about people as much as I do. I lost a friendship with a person I thought I would be friends with forever. We grew together and unfortunately grew apart as well. But I now know that you can’t keep toxic people around because they won’t have your best intentions in mind. And if that individual is reading this, I want them to know that I heard the things they said about me and all I have to say is you can’t compare where you don’t compete (pettiness intended).

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Parking Was Still Terrible

I feel like this was actually “the ugly” of the whole semester. Just like my last semester, I made my two mile treks to campus daily because I could never get a parking space close enough. Plus, the cost to park in the garages for a whole day is nearly equivalent to the price for two meals at Chick-Fil-A, and I would definitely rather buy my 8 count nugget meals. There’s something about your legs feeling like they are about to break off that makes you angry and this is how my weekdays went. All the shortness of breath was worth it since my calf muscles and weight did benefit. I guess I can’t complain too much.

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I No Longer Know What Sleep Is

I probably should have realized this by the end first semester of college, but I was a little bit of a slacker. I now realize that my responsibilities are more important than the Z’s that I so desperately desire. I practically run off my hopes and dreams instead of energy, but I guess I’m making things happen. So while some of you were sleeping peacefully in bed, I was probably having a 3 A.M. dance party. Don’t judge me.

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I Met Some Amazing People

Slowly but surely, my social anxiety has become better. Good thing it has because I’ve been able to interact with great individuals. I can honestly say that my first semester with KTSW exposed me to some amazingly creative minds, minds that have definitely left me inspired. And oddly enough, I’ve also started to initiate conversations with complete strangers. I don’t know if it’s the internal journalist in me or if I just got tired of looking like I dislike socializing, but I have new people to associate with and I think that is pretty cool.

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Overall, I could sum up the semester by saying it was Ali Larter while I was clearly Beyoncé (that’s a The Office reference for those who didn’t know). As the end nears, it’s goodbye to stress and hello to summer. Let’s get hype!

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Featured image by Madison Tyson.

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