for the past 2 1/2 years i’ve basically put all my energy into school - going to class, doing all my assignments and papers on time, getting A’s on my tests, getting straight A’s in general. i feel like i basically haven’t had anything else to put the majority of my energy into (aka i haven’t been distracted enough) besides school. so i did that. and i have a great g.p.a to show for it, which will help me a lot for actually trying to transfer to umass next year.
but i’ve started to realize this semester is that grades aren’t everything. sure, it’s still important for me to do well and i still hold myself to really high standards. but i’m happy to let things slip a bit in order to enjoy other things. i have some amazing people in my life right now, and even in the past few months, or the past two weeks even, i’ve had some amazing experiences. i’m trying to let myself relax a little bit and care a little less if i forget about academics for a little while in order to actually enjoy my life and what’s happening in it.