The 22 Stages Of December: As Told by 'The Office'

The 22 Stages Of December: As Told by 'The Office'

The month of mixed emotions.

December is a month of mystery. Will I cry tomorrow? Will I binge watch Netflix? Will I bask in the Christmas spirit? I clearly have mixed emotions about this month. Maybe it's because I ate my weight in mashed potatoes during Thanksgiving break. Maybe it's because I'm in complete denial that finals week is approaching. Maybe it's just because my Christmas tree is more lit than I am (sorry that was corny, but seriously, I haven't left my apartment in days). Either way, December is weird and unpredictable. The only way to truly exemplify the inconsistency of my December emotions is through the cast of "The Office".

1) Coming back from Thanksgiving break 10 pounds heavier

2) Hating yourself for choosing to eat 3/4 of the Thanksgiving pie instead of getting a head start on studying

3) Being reunited with your roommates after only a few days of being on Thanksgiving break

4) Realizing that it's the last month of school and you can't procrastinate any longer

5) Going out and ignoring how slammed you are with responsibilities

6) Getting your exam schedule and realizing that you have all of your exams on one day

7) When your professor gives you a study guide for the final two weeks in advance

8) Realizing that you blinked and football season ended

9) Thinking about those teachers that fit in a final test the week before the final

10) Having no shame in using the cold weather an an excuse to not go to class

11) Barely having enough money to finish out the semester

12) Your teacher goes over the final chapter and it's the hardest material that's been covered all semester

13) When someone mentions a Christmas-themed party

14) When the bars tempt you with good deals when you should be studying

15) The overachiever in your class sends out a study guide

16) Finding someone in the library who has a test at 5 P.M. on the last day of finals week with you

17) That one teacher that makes the final optional

18) Realizing you have no time to Christmas shop for your friends and family

19) Packing for break while studying for finals

20) All of your friends finish their exams early and leave for break without you

21) Leaving your last exam

22) Heading home for break

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No? Wrap It Up Then.

Spring break is three weeks away and I am already counting down the days. Why didn't anyone warn me that Sophomore year is so stressful? Don't get me wrong, I am extremely thankful to be given the opportunity to further my education. However, sometimes I just have to put my feelings first, and admit that I feel overwhelmed by my college workload.

Before any adults say “college is easy, you just need to apply your time” I do apply my time! This semester I am taking 18 credits, writing for the Odyssey, and active in two on-campus clubs. For those who are in the same predicament and balance a full/part-time job, I salute you. Recently, on Twitter, I came across a tweet stating “College isn't hard, the work just piles up on you” and related to that completely. I feel teachers should give homework because it gives clarity and practice in concepts that were not understood in class. But homework such as 40 multiple choice questions in macroeconomics, 40 multiple choice questions in accounting, 145 pages to read in fashion, a two page in essay in business writing, 45 pages to read plus a discussion question in international marketing, and 16 short answer questions in organizational behavior per week is excessive! Especially if you are not naturally gifted, so you have to take time outside of class to review lessons. And guess what? Somewhere in between all that work, I have to find time to eat, exercise, socialize, sleep, and apply for summer internships. On top of that, when you suffer from anxiety, managing symptoms is a full-time job in itself.

Its hard when you want to be successful but the process of achieving success requires you climb up a narrow mountain with a broken arm with 20/70 vision.

Or requires you to be this guy.

Nevertheless, When I feel defeated (which is often) I refer to my motivational quotes which states “Build your own dreams, or someone will hire you to build theirs” and “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty” to get me through. College is definitely a never-ending cycle of headaches, but I’m confident that I’ll eventually enjoy the fruits of my labor. Therefore, cheers to 2 ½ more months in the semester.

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I knew I loved Villanova University from the first time I stepped on campus. This was back in my junior year of high school. The following two years I adamantly followed Villanova in the hopes that I would end up there. Everything about this school was desirable.

It just seemed like a happy, lively, and loving place. When I was accepted in my senior year, I was ecstatic. This was the place I had dreamed of being, and now my dream was coming true. Now that I am here, I get to love all the things I had previously admired from afar, plus everything I have gotten to experience since getting here.

1. It’s gorgeous campus

From the Oreo to the cherry trees lining the entrance of the St. Thomas of Villanova Church, wherever you go on campus. I know when I was looking at schools, I would always notice the cohesiveness of the buildings around campus.

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Philly is an amazing city and it’s a mere 30-minute train ride away.

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And while this does mean that your professor knows when you skip, this also means that they have a better opportunity of getting to know you on a more personal level.

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Basketball brings Villanova together in the best way possible.

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I shouldn’t even have to explain this one.

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Greek life is by no means the be-all end-all of social life at Villanova, and I think that’s what makes it so great. It’s what you make of it.

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