This past Thursday, I moved back to college and volunteered to help freshmen with course registration. Afterward, acquiring alone time felt wonderful after such a hectic summer, and all of the nature on campus added a scenic touch. Also, because neither my roommate nor I brought posters to our respective rooms last year, I decided to buy a few to spruce up our living space.
The passage of time still surprises me. As I always say, I started this blog as a sophomore in high school – now, I begin my sophomore year of college. Thanks to everyone who still drops by every now and then, and if any topic sticks out to you that you think I should write about, please do not hesitate to comment or send me a private message via my contact info.
I have two main goals this semester. The first centers on tailoring my academics toward becoming a psychologist: this involves getting solid grades, doing good research, and starting to study for the GRE. While some of those tasks might not involve interacting with others, I plan to stay involved in a lot of people-oriented activities, and I also intend to read more about therapy. My second goal pertains to spending time with the people I find important to me: everyone tended to stick together freshmen year, and now we all have the chance to choose our close friends with care. As I wrote in my post “Why Do We Have Friends?”, I do not want to associate with people just for the sake of associating with them – I want to expand the meaningful friendships I already have, to imbue them inspiration and quality, while maybe creating one or two more deep relationships.
Has anyone gone back to school yet, or is anyone going back to school soon? How do the years differ or change for those still in school? For those of you out of school, do you feel nostalgic when remembering your academic past (if you had an academic past)? I hope to keep some consistency with my posts even as I get busier, and if you want you can check out my reviews of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon, Wool by Hugh Howey, and Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins here, here, and here respectively. I hope you all have a fabulous week!