Traditionally, I think that August is a dragging month. Usually I am sick of summer at this point, tired of humidity and lack of a school routine. However, this year is a whole other story. Every day I am so busy busy busy and this summer is escaping me. Don’t get me wrong – I would still prefer this shortened summer as opposed to last year, when I was home from the beginning of May until the end of September, when I left for England. I can’t believe that in 2 weeks I will be moving back onto Mount Saint James for the last time. Let the stress and excitement of senior year begin!
As much as I am excited to get back to my Holy Cross routine and be with my HC friends everyday, I am a bit anxious about transitioning back. I am pretty pumped for my class line-up – 3 Psychology classes and one Italian class! I am really excited to be living with my best friends in a senior apartment. I am excited for my brother, who is coming to Holy Cross as a freshman this year. Finally, I am excited just to soak up every moment of senior year, getting in my lasts of everything and trying to make the most of every opportunity. I can’t believe it all starts in 2 weeks!
Besides the fun-side of senior year, I am nervous about life after graduation. Will I apply to grad school or get a job? Where will I live? What will my life be like? What do I want to do for the rest of my life? I can’t answer any of these questions right now, and I am becoming more anxious and stressed over these issues on a daily basis.
On another transitional note, my mind is still in England. I think I am definitely experiencing a reverse culture-shock to America. So, at the moment my year abroad is really affecting my views on things. I think, as a whole, it’s a good thing that I have changed and experienced new and radically different things over the course of this past year. However, change is difficult to deal with, and I am still making sense of this past year and how it relates to my daily routine life at home.
Alrighty, before I babble too much, I hope everyone is having a nice weekend. I have been big into the back-to-school shopping this weekend, as well as chilling with family and friends. Two more weeks to get everything done and still have some fun – craziness!!