Ahhh, so here we are again. Another semester has begun and with it comes new classes, new professors, new sleep schedules, and of course a stocked up pantry in my dorm (though I’ll admit, it has only been a week and the amount of food in my room is already way less than a week ago). Even though the semester is still young, I have already learned several things.
First, to put it lightly, I am not the best badminton player in the world. I really wanted to take an interesting PE class this semester and badminton fit in my schedule. Three classes later and I still can’t get the birdie over the net, but after today’s class I actually made contact with the birdie a few times!—hey it’s the little things, right? Very briefly I considered dropping the class but quickly stopped myself. I could have easily taken a class that didn’t involve specific skills, but I chose to challenge myself and take a class I would most likely never have the chance to take again. I really do like the game, and will continue to work hard at improving, but I’ve decided that becoming a professional badminton player may have to be put on hold.
Secondly, just because I can stay up until 1 am doesn’t mean I should. So far this semester, my work load has been slightly less than last semester. Though I have no doubts the work load will be picking up soon, probably as I type this, I have been enjoying having just the right amount of work. That being said, I seem to continue to think it is necessary to go to bed when I would if I still had a lot of work to do. One of these days, when I’m up until 3 am doing work, I will wish so badly to be able to go back to this week when I could’ve gotten a lot of sleep.
It is crazy that it has only been a week since the semester started. It feels like it has been a month! Pretty soon, however, I know it’ll be finals week and I’ll be wishing for time to slow down. Here’s to semester 4!