I'm back from fall break and let me just say, it was amazing! I promised myself that I would really take the weekend off... I went so far as to only allow myself to do something if I felt like it. That meant no work. No getting up early. No nothing. So, basically I slept, snuggled in my bed, ate lots of good food, slept, hung out with family and friends, slept, shrugged off all forms of responsibility... did I mention that I slept? It was beautiful. I think I slept more over the past 4 days than I did the entire first half of the semester. Ridiculous.
But, honestly, I'm glad to be back! My break was refreshing, enough so to make me ready for the next round. I think I gained a new perspective on things... like, what's really important. No matter what these crazy-psycho engineers say, it's not school. Don't get me wrong, I know that studying and working hard is good (i mean seriously, you didn't expect me to change that much, did you!?) but when I look back on things, am I really going to remember -- let alone care -- if I aced my statistics prelim? No, what'll I remember are the fun times, the crazy times, the stayed-up-all-night-with-friends-even-though-i-had-a-test-the-next-day times. I need more of those.
So that's my goal for the rest of this semester. Care less about school and more about things that matter: friends, family, laughter, love. (and yes, you'll definitely need to remind me of this in two weeks when prelims start up again...)
I'm off to my bed now. I wish it was as comfy as my bed at home... and I wish my mom was here to tuck me in. But it'll do, it'll do.