Why Is Spring Semester Worse Than Fall Semester?

Why Is Spring Semester Worse Than Fall Semester?

Chaos is taking over my life.

I'm only a junior, so I'm not sure why I've been reflecting so much lately on my time at Asbury. Maybe it's because nostalgia is a big deal for me. As much as I look forward to and work towards my future, there are certain things/feelings I miss from earlier in my life. But in my reflections, I've realized just how chaotic each of my spring semesters have been as a college student.

Freshman year: My dad got a job in Virginia, and he moved down there while my mom and I waited for the house to sell. Over spring break, I had to start packing up my room. I made it home for Easter (albeit, I was only there for about 48 hours, and it was a 9-hour drive there and a 9-hour drive back). Freshman formal and Highbridge happened in the same weekend. Worked 8 hours a week.

Sophomore year: My dad lost his job and found another one. So many papers, photography projects, and poems due. Worked 9 hours a week. I came down with a cold the week before Highbridge. Tried to find a summer job. Failed.

Junior year: This semester started out pretty easily, but it's been getting more and more hectic. Working 14 hours a week. Caught the flu/a bad cold right before spring break and have been a bit behind on homework since. Applying for so many internships and praying one of them is the place God wants me to be. Have two more academic book reviews, a final 6-10 page creative writing project (which, to be honest, isn't that long compared to other creative writing projects I've had), and a Shakespeare performance still to go.

So why does spring semester feel so much more chaotic than fall semester?

Does senioritis set in for me every spring? Does the warmer weather make me procrastinate, thus increasing my sense of busyness? Are more events I want to attend scheduled in the spring?

I don't know, and I don't understand it. Even finding time to write this post was a struggle; I hardly have time for my book blog these days, and I've read fewer books so far in 2017 than I read in the first six weeks of 2015 and 2016.

If anyone has answers/solutions for me, I'd greatly appreciate them.

Cover Image Credit: Jane Saska

Popular Right Now

Dear Little Sis

Focus on yourself rather than boys.

Dear sis,

This is your first year of high school and you are about to be 15! I remember my 15th birthday like it was yesterday. Two years later I left for college and left high school behind. I wish I would have had some of this advice when I was your age. I would have slowed down and enjoyed my life, in the moment. I took for granted a lot of the small things around me. I hope you enjoy the life you are given because you only get one! So live it up.

Always search for volunteer opportunities. Helping others will help you become a more open-minded caring person. it builds character and will bring you happiness in ways I can not explain.

School matters more than you might think.

Every college has a certain grade point average, but you should always strive to get the best grades you can. Studying now will pay off in the long run. If I could give you any advice when it comes to school it is that learning multiple studying tips are very important.

Keep a small circle of friends. You watched me in high school so you know that it was always me, Brenda, Michaela, and Summer. I still talk to all of these girls today. One day you will be attending your first homecoming with your girlfriends then you blink and you are attending your senior year prom. You and your friends will fight from time-to-time, but they will be the ones to console you after a breakup or scream with you when you get into college.

Be nice to mom as much as you can.

Mom is the one who will drive you around until you finally can. Then when you can finally drive she will be always worried if you are okay and what you are doing. She will bend over backward trying to find a meal that you want to eat to make you happy. One day you will be in college and realize nobody cooks a pot roast or macaroni like she does. I always regret raising my voice and fighting with her, because all he wanted was the best for me. She will work her butt off to give you the things you want to be mindful the next time you get mad because you want the newest makeup or iPhone. Be grateful for the little things she does, because one day you will be eating ramen and calling her to ask what dryer sheets are.

Focus on yourself rather than boys.

I promise you the person you like at 14 will not matter to you by the time you graduate. At your age boys are immature and the most important thing to them is video games and what their friends think. Always have the confidence to tell yourself that you deserve better.

Get involved in extracurricular. This will allow you to meet so many people that might not be in the "circle" you run with. It is important you are accustomed to people that might be different than you. It is also great for you to be involved with your school so you have memories to cherish for years to come and comes with great opportunities.

Life is what you make it!!

Cover Image Credit: Alicia Steels

Related Content

Connect with a generation
of new voices.

We are students, thinkers, influencers, and communities sharing our ideas with the world. Join our platform to create and discover content that actually matters to you.

Learn more Start Creating

Back To Reality

Only six more weeks of school!

Unfortunately spring break has come to an end. Fortunately, the weeks that follow spring break before summer are some of the fastest you'll ever experience.

If you're a senior in high school, you'll be shocked to see how fast your last year of high school went by. Prom will be coming up, and you'll start to say your last goodbye's to people you've virtually spent your whole life with

Similarly, if you're a freshman in college, you won't believe that you graduated high school a year ago already.

Lastly, if you're a senior in college, get ready to be thrown into the real world real soon. The only way you can delay that is if you're leaving college just to go back to continue more school after (yay for higher education @MedStudents @LawStudents).

These weeks for college students will be filled with the middle round of exams, and then final exams. Finals will hit us like a bus as they always do, but at that point you have three months of not thinking about school once, what's better than that?

The weather will start to get warmer (hopefully.... @Syracuse), people will start to hang out more outside, and you can almost taste the freedom. You see the light at the end of the tunnel, if only you could get there sooner.

Once these weeks go by, I will enter my third year of college and no longer be an underclassmen. My big will graduate and it will just be my little and I in our sorority, and will (hopefully) be getting ready to study abroad.

Back to the reality that is school, it sucks that spring break is over. When you first get back, it's going to feel like the days are dragging and you just can't fathom how you're supposed to get through another six weeks of school.

As you get back into the rhythm of things, you see that March blends into April and once you're in April you realize finals exist again, and then next thing you know it it's May, you just finished your last exam, and you're moving out of school.

Another one gone, another year bites the dust.

The time between Spring Break and finals is actually my favorite. You feel the energy of your school go up because you're in the home stretch of finishing up for the year and everyone just seems happier. Even the chronically stressed take a step back and appreciate all the hard work they've done in the year.

Take these weeks with a grain of salt because before you know it it'll be over. Life goes on and time doesn't stop for anyone, so enjoy your time in the places that you are while you can!

Cover Image Credit: Anna Russo

Related Content

Facebook Comments