Well, folks, we are halfway through the semester. Midterms are over, and we are trekking on toward finals.  I didn’t think midterms week would be that busy for me, considering I only had one midterm and it was for my online class.  Let’s just say I was wrong in that assumption.These past few weeks have been some of the busiest weeks so far, but also some of the most fun I’ve had this year.

I’ve gotten to the point in the semester where the weeks just seem long and endless.  I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “So much to do, so little time.” Well, that has been my motto for the past few weeks and sleep barely exists when you have so much to do. Let’s just say, I’m exhausted and ready for the weekend to come so I can finally sleep in.

Even with a crazy busy week, there are moments that stick out as great. I believe one of the simplest joys in life is being able to catch a meal with a friend and catch up on life. I was able to do that this last week with one of my favorite guys here at CBU. Catching up with friends is a great way to rejuvenate in the middle of a long hard week.I’ve found that the friends I have made here at CBU are some of the greatest I have ever had. They are extremely supportive and loving, allowing me to have fun and get away from the cares of the world.

Another great aspect of CBU is the sporting events that we have. This last week, I had the opportunity to attend the women’s volleyball game against Azusa Pacific University, which CBU won. I went to the volleyball game with my staff (the other resident assistants for west Colony), and we had so much fun rooting for CBU. This was another great way to just break away from the stresses of the week anddo something fun.

Okay, so now it just sounds like I had a fun week and had to compensate by staying up late to finish homework, but really all my free time is filled with schoolwork. Remember how I said I only had one midterm? Yeah, it was a midterm for the online class that I was taking, and it took two hours to complete. Two hours to complete a midterm! After taking tha,t I did not want to do anything else, but there was still so much to do that I had to push through.

On top of my busy week, this weekend was the weekend I had weekend duty, which wasn’t that bad, but it just means that I am up until 1 a.m. for two nights in a row.  The most grueling was Saturday to Sunday. On Sunday the University Choir and Orchestra had concerts all day and our call time was 6:15 a.m. Let’s just say Sunday was a long day, and I was running on less then four hours of sleep. UCO had three morning concerts (basically, we sangfour to five songs during the services), a four and a halfhour break, and then an evening concert. While I would have loved to sleep during the four and a half hour break, I–you guessed it–did some more homework.

I didn’t write this blog to make you feel sorry for me. In fact, it is really written for the opposite reason. Sometimes it is easy to forget that life can get crazy, and it can get in the way of what you want to do. Don’t take the easy days for granted. Soak them in, because I’ve learned that they are few and hard to find. Remember college is just a season of life, and it doesn’t last forever. Take advantage of every opportunity you come across, have fun, hang out with friends, do nothing, because before you know it the days of nothing will be gone and the craziness of life will persist.