Filling Up My Planner
Well friends, spring semester is officially in full swing. Classes have started, which also means homework. Of course, when school starts, life kicks into full gear. To be honest, I was ready to start school and for break to be over. Not because I was ready to start the actual school part and homework part but because I was ready to get back to my friends and, most importantly, a schedule. I love having a schedule–yeah I’m weird like that. I have a hard time functioning without a planner. I cannot make plans without taking a look at my schedule to make sure that I have that time open. My planner is one of the things that I am very particular about.
Of course as school started last week, my planner started to fill up. It filled up mostly with homework, which is not always that exciting. At the same time that I began to fill up my planner with school work, I also began to add social events. That means I had to change some things around in my planner, and I’m not the biggest fan of schedule changes because I like having a routine. Once school started last week, I found myself having social plans every night. That wasn’t exactly helpful when it came to finishing homework. The fact that senioritis has hit hard has not been much help either.
Anyway, last week I found myself hanging out with friends every night. From a going away party, to playing Bunco, to hanging out with some of my staff, being able to hang out with friends and just laugh all night is a great way to just relax and not worry about the things that are to come for this next semester. I realized how important it is to not think about what is to come because sometimes thinking of the future brings up feelings of worry. Getting out allows me to have fun, not worry about the future and what is to come.
One thing I realized from all those late nights hanging out with friends is that I am incredibly blessed to be surrounded by the people that God has placed in my life. At the end of the week I was thankful for the laughs and memories that I had made with the people that I truly care about. I was thankful to have changed things around in my planner and to have an irregular routine for the week, even if it meant I was staying up late to finish homework. I am, after all, making memories that will last a lifetime.