So you're an IU student (or considering becoming one)?
I have two words for you: JUST BREATHE!
College can be an extremely overwhelming time - stress levels for college students are always high. And it's possible to be 1000% overwhelmed one day and 1000% loving your life the next. The emotional pendulum in college tends to oscillate quickly. So fear not! Are you stressed? Do you have a million things to do for class, prepare for that summer internship, even start thinking about a summer internship, etc? Me too! And about twice a semester that all comes to a tipping point where I break down and question my major, my GPA, my future, if I'm doing enough, if I spend too much time with friends or not enough, if I can get into law school with my current resume, etc.
And I'll be honest, college culture is always pushing you to DO MORE. But I have a different suggestion - stop and breathe. Stop going going going going and spend some time by yourself. Turn off your phone, your Facebook, Twitter, etc and remember how great life is - without worrying about what everyone else is doing, and thinking you need to keep up!
There are a million reasons to be stressed in college.
But there are also a million reasons to love your college-student life! Let's start with the fact that we are HOOSIERNATION! (Can anyone say Banner #6?) (On a side note, whether you're into athletics or not, do yourself a favor and GO to at least one basketball game). There's Kirkwood - quaint shops, the bar scene and plenty of small town life to get you out of the hustle and bustle of college. There's the actual school - whether you're a nerd like I am or not, let's be real, we have some pretty sweet classes and awesome professors to balance out all the not-so-greats. (Maybe a future blog will be about how to pick classes). But anyway, IU is a great place to be! Bloomington is a great college town. And while there's plenty of things to let stress you out, remember to BREATHE, and enjoy your surroundings!
(Just FYI - this is as much a note to myself as it is to anyone reading it =)