What I've Learned From My Sophomore Year (So Far)
It's spring break already?!
- •Professors can be the most inspiring, thoughtful, hilarious, and wonderful mentors.A great teacher makes all the difference in an education.
- •LITERATURE IS A VALID FIELD OF STUDYI'm being taught to think critically, critique power structures, and incorporate theory and text into my worldview. Side effect: EMPATHY for all people
- •You can add friends to your circle without dropping the old ones.Maybe it's because I went to the same school for thirteen years, but I have a hard time making new friends. The friendships I've made and solidified this year have proven that true friends will make room for more friends.
- •Drama doesn't stop with high school.Long story short: I was fired from the staff of my school's literary and visual arts journal for something both sides soon agreed was stupid. It sucked, but I've moved on.
- •You don't have to talk to people you don't want to.See above point.
- •It's okay to be unsure of what you want to do with your life.That's what school is for.
- •Freshman year is pure naïveté.I'm only a sophomore, I realize this. But oh God, at least I'm not a freshman
- •Invest in your schoolwork.Your grades do not define you, or necessarily measure your knowledge. But being engaged with what you're studying is so much better than being checked out, mentally.
- •You might become a slower reader.I sped read all through high school. Now, it takes me a lot longer to read a text--but I do so much more carefully. I guess that's a pretty fair trade?
- •College is a lot. It's a privilege. It's wonderful. It's late nights and lots of coffee. It's scheduled and oh-so-unscheduled. I love it.