It’s that time of year again—Spring Break is over, and Summer Break is woefully far away.
It seems every class has a paper, test and final presentation weekly, and all you want to do is sit outside and enjoy the fact that the sun finally remembered its job is to heat the earth.
Many of you are putting finishing touches on your thesis, preparing for defense and trying your hardest not to pull your hair out in the process.
You’re applying for jobs and internships and making summer housing plans. You might just be getting ready for that much anticipated day in May when you get to don a cap and gown and joyfully stroll out of here a college graduate.
Trust us, in some way or another, everyone is there right now.
This is always the worst time of year. You’re tired—tired of your roommate, tired of the same food every week in the cafeteria, and, frankly, just tired.
The key at this point, however, is to just keep going. However tempting it is to skip class so you can spend another hour lying on the lawn, don’t do it!
Remember why we’re all here—to get an education. An education that you (or your parents, or the state) is paying dearly for. Don’t jeopardize it for a few more moments in the sun.
As Henry David Thoreau wrote, “All endeavor calls for the ability to tramp the last mile, shape the last plan, endure the last hour’s toil. The fight to the finish spirit is the one characteristic we must posses if we are to face the future as finishers.”
Be a finisher—then spend the next three months rewarding yourself.