Things Finals Week Has Taught Me So Far:
- High School Musical references will never get old.
Things Finals Week Has Yet To Teach Me:
- Anything useful.
Insert me sitting in bed on my laptop at 2 a.m. pondering the few life choices I have made, dreading all of the ones still to come, and wondering if I will ever truly understand correct comma placement (my guess is no).
The finals week of spring semester is the worst week of the year. Its where dreams go to die, a mental breakdowns is expected, and GPAs are determine. A lot rides on these five days for most college student. Thousands of dollars and years of expectation. In my case, I should be writing a final paper right now. But after hours of staring at Microsoft Word wondering what Erikson’s 8 stages of Development actually mean I started to have an existential crisis and ate half a pan of brownies, so I called it a night.
Erikson did get me thinking though— is life as simple as those eight stages? Do you just live through them, have some good times, have some bad, die, and become a statistic? Isn’t that a scary thought. Life can seem so fleeting, so small in comparison to everything.
Thats why I eat so many doughnuts. Doughnuts have never let me down, left me confused, or made me sad. Doughnuts know what’s up. Maybe my purpose on this Earth is to eat a lot of doughnuts. I can do that.
Unfortunately, eating those delicious pastries is most likely not my calling, and won’t help me learn much about this world. But some things I can learn from? The events of this week. The earthquake in Nepal, and the riots in Baltimore. Different situations, but they give us a unified message— the value of a human life, no matter who’s life, is important. Every life matters. Life is short. Often said yet rarely heard. You will do a lot of things in life that won’t matter, but you will also do a lot of things that will. I’m just a twenty year old girl who still has a lot to learn about the world. The amount I do not understand out weights what I do. That one thing I do know is that the little things matter, and its the little things that will lead to the big things. So be kind, be patient, help when you can.
But anyway, I digress.
By the end of this week I’m sure I will have learned a few things, and hopefully some will help me pass my exams. Or at the very least I hope to retain enough information to pass. Either way I’ll probably go buy a doughnut after. And my final gift to you… this picture of Zac Efron that will be burned into your brain forever.