Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Socializing and Suffering

This past month has been one crazy ride for me. I have had so many things to do that I can't keep my head on straight most of the time. Most of this craziness is due to my major. I am a dietetics major, and it is uber time consuming. It doesn't seem like there's much to do, but almost every class we are told about something new. We like to joke that we are just running - we don't really know where we're going, but if we just keep up we'll make it somewhere eventually. And apparently this is what the program is like for the next two years. Great...

Another reason why I feel like I'm running with my head cut off most of the time is because I am out socializing during much of the week. I know, for those of you who have known me for a while, this is not like me! I am usually study, study, study, study, study all week long, and then maybe, sometimes, not usually, take a break at the end of the week. Well, that has flown out the window this year. About three weeks ago, I was out every single night doing something with my friends. These past couple of weeks haven't been much different either. I am just turning into a social butterfly it seems. :)

However, one drawback to my having fun-ness is that my grades are suffering slightly. I mean, I'm not really sure how much they are suffering since I haven't even looked at my grades, but I just feel like I'm not as on top of things like I usually am. I wait until the last minute to do assignments (like two days ahead which is way late for me), I don't do my reading (most of the time), I am getting bad scores on quizzes on a consistent basis, and I just feel out of my element.

The question I pose to you, my few and faithful readers, is whether or not my new sense of adventure and fun is worth the price I'm paying in my grades. I don't really see my new habits changing in the future because I am having way, way, way too much fun to give it up now, but if my grades do drop, should I consider it? Or should I keep on the same way and screw my grades? Who needs medical school anyway?


  1. I really think you should stick with the school side of things, personally. I know I always tease you about your social-ness...or lack thereof...but school really is more important then being out with friends. When the timing is right, social life will come into play, but put school first and you won't regret it. Trust me, that's what I'm doing now, and while it has been a HUGE change for me, I love the change and am loving school so much more than before.

  2. I agree with Katrina just because you are so good at school...that sounds funny but some people (like me) are just not good at school even when we (i) try :) but don't totally forget your social life because that is important too! love ya cheese!