It was a turbulent finish, but a finish nonetheless. Four months and a $232 speeding ticket later, its time to take a break. Semester one of year two is in the record books, and it doesnt get any easier. Stress still remains high despite being a veteran of the academics.
What can I say? It has likely been my toughest semester thus far. I put so much pressure on myself to do well that, thats all I can expect. I learned how to better manage time, utilized office hours, and spent countless (I do mean countless) half-days in the library. No 4.0 this semester; lets just leave it at that. Thats the number one question I get no matter who Im talking to: How were your grades?
How were my grades!? Listen, for all who have the same expectations of yourself as I do for myself, you cant let others bring you down. Put plainly, I dont need anyone looking over my shoulder asking me about my grades. No one puts more pressure on myself than me. Any added pressure is just plain stress.
Ive always been a pretty private person. In high school my family would ask about my grades, but I never thought it was anyones business and I still dont I graduated top of my class and I certainly didnt need any extra help doing it. The bar has been set high by everyone for me, but the bar I set is always far above any other. If I fail to do well, no one will be more upset with my failure than myself, and perfection is the only desirable outcome. Unfortunately perfection didnt come this semester, but I have made a promise to myself that it will come in the Spring.
Down the Drain
On my way home I was stopped by the Giddings Police Department, like I dont have enough problems to deal with, and was fined for going 72 in a 55. It was a trap! The speed limit changed from 55 to 70 every two blocks, and the cop knew exactly where to stake out. Shouldnt they be worried about people who are committing violent crimes instead of expending taxpayers resources on catching people speeding in locations intended to be tricky? Can someone say autobahn? The ticket cost me $232 and a need to sell my Longhorn Holiday Bowl tickets. With that said, any offers for four 12th row seats against Arizona State in San Diego can be sent via email.
Now its time to take a few weeks off and prepare for next semester. Thank you all for a rewarding first semester as a student blogger. Im sure Ill have plenty of stories to tell for next time. Ill still be available to answer any inquiries.