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I feel strange.
Wednesday. 3.14.12 9:43 pm
I thought I hated Timeline on Facebook. But it's actually become very useful. I was able to go back to 2010 to look up a specific post so easily. Sure, it's a tool that could just as easily be abused, but hey. I'm not complaining.

I feel strange because I feel like I JUST started college. But then I look back at 2010 on Facebook and realize that 2010 was two years ago. Then I am suddenly aware of the fact that in a few months I'll be a junior in college, and I begin to wonder where all the time has gone, and how much of that time has been wasted.

Not completely wasted, necessarily, but just...unproductive. All of the time I said I would do something productive and then end up laying around in my dorm room all day. I realize now that I spend probably 60 to 70 percent of my time in my dorm room, if you count sleeping. You'd think I'd be doing homework or something. But no. I'm just on Facebook/YouTube/Twitter/Tumblr/whatever else.

But then when I think about it again, I realize I have so little time to complete all of the things I want to do. I still want to study abroad to China for a semester, I still want to try and get my grades up (not that they're bad now, I've got a 3.5 GPA, but this next thing is why I need to boost it), and I still want to try and get in to the International Business program here.

--side story about IB [International Business]--

I'll try to make this as short as possible. But basically I attend school where the International Business program is ranked number one in the US. I applied recently, but my application was denied, NOT due to my lack of qualifications [because in terms of qualifications, I was set, I've already lived abroad in Brazil and have taken five different foreign language courses] but because of my GPA. You need a 3.5 GPA to even apply, but the people who choose the applicants prefer a 3.8 GPA or higher. I have three C's on my record, so that ultimately was my downfall.

I was in a slump for a while. Didn't do my homework, was lazy all day, just generally unproductive. Well today, I went to talk to one of the directors of the IB program to see if I could get my application appealed. Although he was unable to appeal my application, he reassured me in the fact that I DID have the qualifications, but that I did need to bring my grades up. He told me that I was very rational and reasonable, and that I was strong in the sense that my getting denied didn't stop my determination. He told me many students had come to him and were broken over the fact they weren't accepted, and that he could [gladly] see that I wasn't broken over it. He also told me that if I needed future assistance with my IB application for next year to contact him.

Basically, even though it wasn't the outcome I'd hoped for, I was definitely reassured and I am now getting back into the swing of things.

--end side story--

But yeah. Also, if I do get accepted into IB next year, I'll have to cram all of the classes into one year so that I can graduate on time. I don't mind graduating a semester later, but I would really really like to graduate my intended year. It's just a goal of mine.

How about you guys? Has time flown by since you've been in college?

My sense of time in college has sort of been kind of random. My first year felt incredibly long in some ways, and it seems extremely far away now. I feel like it happened in another lifetime. Like you, I have this feeling like I just started it all, but my memories from the past few years still seem so distant. It's kind of weird.
» randomjunk on 2012-03-15 12:35:12

Yeah, time has flown by... it feels like ten years since I was a freshman in college..... oh wait, fuck, it has been ten years.

I'm so old. :C
» Zanzibar on 2012-03-15 09:46:49

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