Day 37: By the Bye and Bye
[08/13/2011] Woke up in a barely familiar house, made a breakfast of biscuits and gravy before heading off to the land of procrastination and a feeling of impending doom about school. Now I'm leaving for a bike trip in three days and I am completely unprepared to leave my job wrapped up and jump full-throttle into another term of not seeing my friends, not sleeping well, and generally being a cranky, unsatisfied stress monster. I hate who I am when I am at Reed College, and I am not looking forward what going to happen in the coming months. Usually I try to approach each school year with a great deal of positivity and excitement, but this time around I am already angry and unhappy about what I know is about to happen to me.
I should be oh-so-greatful about the opportunity to attend college full-time, and happy that I only need to work 20 hours a week to pay my modest expenses. Happy that I'm getting one of the best college educations available in the country, happy that my brain is going to get exceptionally wrinkled from all the knowledge I'm going to soak up. But instead, I am not looking forward to four more months of constant exhaustion, incomprehensible economic models, and social isolation.
By biggest hope for this term is that I enjoy my bicycle commute to campus, I successfully begin a campaign to ban smoking in campus buildings, I put together a kickass thesis proposal, and I manage to get at least one Reedie off campus and on their bicycle.
Hours of Sleep: 9
# of Drinks of Caffeine: 0
# of Drinks of Alcohol: 3
Miles Biked: 8
Weather: Overcast and chilly, with spots of sun