I know it’s been quite a while since I have blogged. It seems as though life always gets overwhelming and you lose sight of what needs to be done.
29 days until school is over and it seems like we just got here not too long ago. I am nearing the end of my sophomore year. Which is terrifying. This means that I only have two more years left here at Augie and I have no doubt they will fly by.
I have been reflecting and reminiscing on my first two years here at Augie and I have a little piece of advice for all of you youngins. You can take it to heart or just chalk it up to me being sentimental.
Ever since I got here to Augie I have been focused on one thing. That one thing has been my future. Scary, right? Well, what I want to do is no easy task. I want to work on the operations side of a major league baseball team; to be exact, I want to be the first female general manager. Now you can see why I work so hard to get there.
I spend most of my days either doing homework, working on something for one of five exec boards that I am on, or working on stats for the baseball team here. In addition, I am constantly trying to make connections with anyone in Major League Baseball. You can see there isn’t much time to be a “wild and crazy” college student.
I am overwhelmed a lot of the time, but I enjoy everything I do and wouldn’t trade it for the world. But there are some days that I sit and think that I haven’t done anything a “normal” teenager would do ever since I got to Augustana. I haven’t had random movie nights with my friends on a weekday or been on late night trips to Whitey’s. It seems as though I have been to worried about becoming the perfect candidate on paper, I haven’t been a “kid.”
So incoming freshman, take notes.
1. Don’t worry so much about building the perfect resume that you forget to have fun. It will all come together. If it’s meant to be, the puzzle pieces will start falling into place.
2. Get involved, but not so overwhelmed that you feel like you are being pulled every-which way. Being overly involved can get exhausting.
3. Don’t be afraid to be that weird girl walking around campus with friends belting any and every song (that is me). Don’t worry about what other people think of you. Trust me, it’s a lot more fun to be random, crazy and outgoing than the average “popular girl.”
4. College is a little different than high school. You can start over and be who you want to be. The day you start, you get a clean slate. So who will you be?
5. And last but not least; live on the edge every once in a while. Now I don’t mean to get crazy and do something you will regret. Just live it up, have fun, hang out with friends on a random weekday. Don’t get to the end of your sophomore year and look back and have regrets.
Don’t get me wrong, I am very proud of all the hard-work I have done to make things happen for me and I would not trade that for the world. But as I am nearing turning the big 2-0 in August, I have been looking back at my teenage years and realized I forgot to live just a little bit more. So take note and learn from the decisions of your elders
Posted on April 18th, 2013 by hannahsundwall11
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