School starts in just about 20 days! I’m very excited to head back. I’m going to be taking some really awesome classes this semester and some I’m not too sure about. The one I am most excited about is Philosophy of Religion because, despite being an Atheist, I love learning about religion and actually am very “spiritual.” By that I mean I love to meditate, especially when I am stressed, and I have a very specific world view. According to me we have very little control in life. Everything is a series of cause and effect and though we feel like we have control we are really powerless and everything is basically set in stone. That doesn’t make me lazy, it’s just the way I look at things. I feel that if I look at life that way then it puts me in the position to do the best that I can but to not worry too much about it. Takes the pressure off. One class I’m NOT looking forward to is Writing About Literature. I’m taking it for required credit (yay Liberal Arts degree) and though I am not too bad at it, I hate writing. I love reading though. The rest of my classes should be interesting (Cultural Anthropology, Russian, Modern Ideologies).
With school comes a lot of stress and hardship on my body. About a week or two of starting school I always go into a very severe flare and I’m not looking forward to that. But since I am going to have my car at school I’m am really glad I’ll be able to go to class even on the bad days.
Despite being very sick, I am one of those people who give 110%. I know a lot of people who are sick and spend most of their time sitting at home. And I understand it, but that’s not for me. I realize I am going to be sick and in pain and miserable 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So I like to go to class, get involved, be a great student, sister, leader. I only get one chance to live (just once!! Once!) So I might as well push on through.
My plan for this semester is to make sure I keep my body healthy. I’m going to work on eating right, sleeping right, and exercising. I also plan on keeping organized because the less stress I am under the easier it is for my body. And I’m happiest when I push myself. I lost an entire year last year, so this is my time to get involved with Sigma Kappa and other organizations, but I also need to tell myself no when I need to.
I’ve got to make sure I do everything right, but also have a whole lot of fun!