After my slight meltdown/rant last week, I am back and glad to say that things are starting to take a turn already. As I am writing this column, I am sitting in the passenger seat of my best friend Hayley’s car on our way back to Gannon.
We have been singing along to the radio the whole way. This is our fourth two-hour trip within the past two days, and typically I would be going absolutely crazy after being in the car for so long.
That is not the case this time, though. I can honestly say that this is the happiest I have been in a long time, and after this past week or so, I needed this more than anything else.
On Friday night, Hayley had suggested we travel two hours at 11 p.m. to go pick up my boyfriend and bring him back to Gannon for the first time. It was spontaneous and crazy and it was probably the best thing that could have happened after this past week of tears and frustration.
I have been working so hard to keep up with my classes and the work that I need to do. While I believe I am doing pretty well, I can admit that I have been extremely moody recently and everyone can tell.
I really can’t help it. I have been ridiculously stressed out and tired. I have been so close to just giving up all together and letting myself fall behind on my work. I was not taking any time just for myself. That is why this weekend meant so much to me.
I am a strong believer in the fact that my friends are the reason I am here. If it weren’t for them, I have no idea what I would do. I think everyone needs that small group of friends when they are in tough situations.
For me, being around this group of people can pull me out of any type of slump I might be experiencing. Just a small amount of time with them can help my whole outlook on my situation do a complete 180 almost immediately. I think every person needs that kind of group in college.
Every student needs a group of people who can push them to be the best person that they can possibly be. We all need someone who takes us seriously when it feels like no one else is listening to us.
Basically, we all need that shoulder to cry on when things start to get hard. We all need that good listener who can sit down and listen to us go a little bit crazy every now and then.
I may still be completely stressed out about classes and grades, but my outlook on all of this seems to be a bit clearer now.
So, with another week of classes starting, I feel as though I am more than ready to get to work after this past weekend thanks to the amazing people in my life who keep me sane.