Where has the time gone? As I sit here blogging (and naturally, procrastinating) I can see the list of things that I need to do by… well…Monday! I need to read two books, two labs for psychology, reading for my history class on the American Revolution, Asian History, Asian Humanities, as well as start working on a few term papers. Needless to say, I will not be having as relaxing of a weekend as I would like. And yet I sit here, blogging, watching some good “fake news” as I would like to call it, and yes, of course chatting on AIM about the most random things ever with my boyfriend.
Yes, chatting on AIM with my boyfriend. Who is 900 miles away. Being that Valentine’s Day is coming up (insert exclamation of disgust or joy here), I figured it was time to talk about my boyfriend. Everybody told me that we should break up before going to college, meet new people, start a new phase in life, and so on and so forth. And they may be right, it is hard being so far away from him, we felt going to different schools halfway across the country wasn’t a reason to break up. So, we stay in contact by talking on the phone (probably a bit too much), AIM, email, and good old letters. My roommate is in pretty much the same situation, as are a bunch of other people who I know, and everything is going pretty well for them. On the other side of the coin, I also know of a few people from my high school for whom the distance did not bode well for the relationship, and they ended up breaking up. I am not saying that coming to college with a boyfriend/girlfriend from home is a good or bad thing; it’s just something that I wish I had more opinions on when I came to college. Don’t think that because you aren’t going to the same college as he/she is, you have to break up. You will just have to work a little harder, but if it is meant to be, it will be. So that is my little holiday spiel on the whole boyfriend/girlfriend situation.
On a lighter and more “Belmonty” note, I traveled with the forensics team to the state tournament this weekend, and not only did we have a blast, everybody did great! I love hanging out with all of the awesome people on the team, and we meet people from other schools too. Sadly, our season is almost over, but not before we host a tournament for high schoolers next week, head out to California for a tournament in early March, and then one last tournament in Georgia after that. Forensics adds a bit more work to my life, but I have no clue what I would do without it.
And finally (wow, I rambled on for a while there), as of Monday, I will officially be a History/Spanish double major. It isn’t that big of a change (just switching Political Science for Spanish), but I am kind of excited about it. There are so many majors here at Belmont, that it is important to really explore whatever you are interested in. It’s not that I don’t like political science (I absolutely love my International Relations class that I am in), its just that my career goals have moved from being a lawyer, to teaching, and History just makes the whole process easier. Don’t be afraid of not knowing what you want to major in the second you step on campus because there is plenty of time to figure that out!
Well, I should probably go read a book or two now. I have procrastinated long enough.