As of tomorrow at 12:45 in the afternoon, I will be leaving Columbia, SC for a month. I have such mixed feelings about it, as I can’t wait to get to my hometown and see all of my family and friends that I’ve missed so much in the last 4 months. However, I’m going to miss all of the amazing friends that I have made so far at USC. It’s bittersweet, knowing that the only thing connecting me to these friends is an intense Snapchat relationship and an obscene amount of group messages. It’s also bittersweet knowing that I am so close to being home surrounded by my amazing family and friends, but first I have to survive one more final, in my least favorite subject – YAY. I say the “yay” with heavy sarcasm and a side of resentment for my professor who decided a 9 am final on a Saturday was a good idea. I’ve packed my bags, and done all of the possible busy work to keep me from cramming useless algebraic terminology into my head. I mean let’s face it, I’m a business major, and the only thing I remember learning in this class is how to calculate the percentage of real gold in a given substance. Sad, because what I really would like to do is take a class that pertains to my major.
In the end, I’m going to study, not because math gets me going and I love it so much, but because I need to. Being in college has really taught me the difference between wants and needs. Sure, I really want to go to Mucho’s right now for a girl’s night out with my roommate. But, I need to study for this exam.
Also, anyone reading, please send prayers to those victims of the Newtown, CT elementary school shooting. No child, family, teacher, or human, deserves the pain an individual has caused today. God bless.