There are so many different feelings that get associated with college life: joy, worry, exhaustion, love, and if you're like me, confusion.
One day, it feels like you have absolutely nothing to do and the next day, there are so many important assignments and/or events going on all at once that you can barely keep your head on straight. Sometimes I focus so much on one part that I almost lose sight of everything I work for, but one of the main things that comforts me is that I am not the only one who feels this way.
In my experience, there are three types of regular school days at college. One is the typical day when classes are the same as always and maybe someone shares some news about exciting campus events to come.
The second kind of day is the good day where classes maybe feel more interesting than they did on other days, and maybe you meet up with friends and share all of these same feelings about school. These are the days that seem the most peaceful in my opinion.
The final day is the tough one, where it seems like you keep forgetting notebooks or appointments, and nothing will ever go right until the day is over and done with. After all of these days, there's probably a decent amount of homework left to do for one or two classes, if not more.
I am here to tell you that each of these days serves a purpose, even if it doesn't feel like it for the longest time.
After all, hearing great news about your accomplishments or someone else's reminds us that life will not always be like the tough days when everything seems impossibly bleak. The same goes for the tough days. They remind us that adulting is something we will continueto succeed and fail at in equal measure for the rest of our lives, and we must accept the humanity of getting things wrong from time to time.
The bad helps us cherish and savor the good.
With all of the different elements of school, social life, and possibly a job, more often than not everything feels really confusing. What makes all of the stress and confusion in college tolerable is that these feelings aren't isolated but shared with the community around us. Therefore, whoever and whatever you choose to hold on to as you navigate the atmosphere of college, remember that being confused is totally normal and everything will keep going as long as you do.