I'm a sophomore at the University of Florida. I always try to earn good grades, stay involved, stay in shape, and have time for a social life. It can be a lot to balance at once.
I am typically pretty swamped during the semester. Assignments start to pile up and exams seem to sneak up out of nowhere. My extra-curricular activities seem to always require a lot of my time whenever my workload is at an all-time high. It's funny how that works, right?
A couple of weeks ago, I found that I actually had some extra time for myself. Midterms were over and my main organization and all the responsibilities that came with it was wrapped up for the semester. I decided to take advantage of my free time.
I live in an apartment complex that has a rooftop pool that looks like it should be in a movie. There are big screens, lounge chairs, fountains and more. I had lived here for almost nine months and had never been. The weather was beautiful and I was so excited to lay out by the pool without having to worry about a quiz deadline or feeling guilty for not studying. I even got a nice tan!
I was able to actually go out with my friends, which I hadn't done in what felt like forever. Everyone is always so stressed over their classes, jobs, etc. It is nice to take some time to just breathe and focus on what makes you happy.
I even got to catch up on some TV shows and YouTube videos. I watched the entire new season of "How To Get Away With Murder" in an unreasonably short amount of time.
Whenever you have some extra time on your hands, enjoy it. Read the book you have been dying to read, eat at the new restaurant down the street, call an old friend, or just relax.
Now it's time to get back to work and start studying for finals. The end is near and summer is in sight!