Wednesday, April 21, 2010
The Conundrums of Life
It's reached that time of the year when it feels like everything should be winding down. There are two and a half weeks left of the school year, three more classes and the final exam for my twice-a-week classes, and (relatively) sunny, spring-timey weather. Yet . . . everything just seems to be speeding up. Classes are coming to a close, which means final exams and final assignments. English Club is having its final meetings, which means that elections are coming up (Am I running for an office? Yes!!!) The leaders for next fall's Getaway Weekend have been chosen, which means that we're meeting to get things organized for that. Some jobs on campus are getting ready to hire people for next year, which means that I have an interview with the admissions department to become a tour guide. Stress is high, energy is low . . . and the smells of summer vacation and a summer job are calling me home. There's so much to do, yet all I really want to do is curl up with a novel and spend the afternoon being swept away by stories of knights and dragons and damsels in distress. I mean, who wants to read about DNA and phonics in this kind of weather?