What we expect in life is often different from reality. For example, I fully expect myself to grow into a towering 6 feet tall when I was a little kid.
In reality I achieved an astounding 5 feet. Well, if you come to think of it, I did attained 5/6 of my goal, which is not that bad. I do have some difficulties reaching most things though.
As a senior, it is pretty interesting to compare what I expected and what I actually achieved in my four years. Here are some of them:
I expect that I am going to get ALL As in my classes. Like, I won’t even be able to deal with an A-. I was that crazy person.
(This is adapted from this post in (the awesome) Hyperbole and a Half: http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/06/this-is-why-ill-never-be-adult.html)
Well, I did not get all As in my classes; I have my fair share of less glamorous grades. What I can say with confidence is that I had dabbled in a wide variety of classes, and that I tried my best in all of them while juggling with my campus and off campus jobs. I leant a lot and definitely made Colby my own experience.
Join all the clubs! Especially during my first semester, I signed up for so many different things in the Club Expo. I ended up darting across campus, jumping from one event to the other. (I still do that sometime)
Reality is a stone cold bitch. The truth is you just don’t have that much time in your life to do every single thing. I realize that I am human (despite suspicions that I am actually a cat: I have a looming dark side, and I love napping, warmth, and condensed milk), and I would rather be more engaged in select activities and be truly immersed, rather than being burdened by everything.
I will eat like a rabbit, and exercise like a hyper puppy. I will be ripped.
*excessive carrots will turn you yellowish orange
RIPPED! Werewolf ripped.
Who am I kidding? I love food, and food loves me. There are few things in life more magical than sharing a 2am pizza with my friends, and cooking is like magic. Think about it, you are taking chucks of muscles, plants, roots, and put them through death and fire. You end up with complex and flavorful dishes that brings the world together. I mean, have you even notice how many of insideColby blog posts are about food? A LOT. Check the front page; it is like 4 out of 5.
I try to be healthier by buying spinach and adding it to most things I eat. I make salads some times.
Other times I am just lazy and eat junk food the whole day.
I also go to the gym once in a while. In warmer days, I walk to most of my destinations. If you see a tiny Chinese person walking to Shaws, it is probably me.
I will have a schedule that I follow to the point. To. The. Minute.
Yeah, right. The thing is, I do keep a schedule, but there are things that you cannot plan. For example, during freshman year I had this one schedule where I planned when I will socialize, which is sort of ridiculous when you think about it; I planed to the hour when I would go and talk to my friends. Sometimes you just have to go out of that little blue schedule book and seek adventure. Live a little, enjoy the surprises.
I am happy to say that my four years in Colby are probably not what I expected, but the reality is so much funner and more awesome beyond my imagination.