It’s the terror of knowing
What this world is about
Watching some good friends
Screaming, “Let me out!”
I figured college would be so similar to high school. Back when I was a senior in high school, I was going to school 7am-2pm, musical practice 2pm-5pm and then I volunteered at a community theater from 6pm-9pm. I still managed to do all my homework on time and received almost straight A’s throughout my entire high school career.
So, when I got into college, I figured I’d be able to do the same. Truth is, I’m slowing down. I work five days a week at the restaurant and I go to school four days a week. On the surface, it feels like I’m doing the same amount of work, but in reality, the work has just gotten much more time consuming.
The restaurant keeps me for about 7 to 8 hours each shift, while my musical theater activities only required 3 or 4 a day. My homework is much more elaborate, requiring me to put much more effort in. And after three years of it, I’m worn out. Of course, I’ll keep pushing through and I very rarely let a deadline slip past me, but it’s hard.
From what I’ve heard from friends, this is a pretty typical realization. I’m just coming to it two years late. Basically what I’m saying is that college is hard and it really does test you to see if you’re ready for real life. Although I do have to admit, I can’t wait to have a solid career and not have to balance work and school at the same time. I have to work to live, no matter if I’m in school or not. That sucks. Who made it like this?