Yes, it’s about that time of the year. When there are 300 minivans and trucks full of boxes, and students are a little sad that they are leaving their friends but happy that school is over. For me, I’m probably the exact opposite of everyone else. I don’t really mind seeing everyone leave because I can still hang out with my friends here in Nashville, and I don’t like being out on school for an extended period of time. That’s why I take summer courses every year because I have to stay busy and keep my mind thinking. Actually, I’m busier during the summer than the school year….well, maybe not. It sort of feels that way because of classes, working, and running around to see all of my friends.
Overall, this was a great school year. There were a few rough spots, but for the most part it was a lot better than last year. Things such as changing my major from Music Business to Entrepreneurship/Marketing and working Preview Days are just a couple of important events this year. Here is a picture of my friend Gunner (yes, that’s really his name) and me. We were working the doors in the Grand Atrium into the Student Life Center to greet guests as they made their way inside. As you can see, we are wide awake and ready to greet, but this picture was taken at 8 am on a Saturday. I didn’t think it was possible either for college students to wake up that early on a Saturday, but it was well worth it, and if you want to find out why, come and visit us in Nashville sometime.
With me getting a little older and more experienced this year, I have learned some new tricks of the trade about college and the whole experience. One, enjoy your time at school (responsibly) because the semesters go by so fast, and if you are going to invest your time and money into something you should at least have fun with it. Right? Two, about having stress, get used to it because you will have to deal with it no matter what school you go to or the type of environment you’re in. It will be there, trust me. Three, DON’T schedule early classes at all costs! 8 o’clock classes are tough because most people can’t concentrate very hard that early in the morning. I had an 8 o’clock class both semesters, and I made it through, so don’t worry too much.