Let Us Commence

Let Us Commence

Its 9:10am on a Friday Morning. I am sitting in my cubicle in the Commencement Office contemplating why the work day starts at 8:00am. I don’t normally work at 8:00am on Fridays, I usually work at 12:00pm, however I have big-weekend New York City kinda plans, and I must leave early so I don’t hit any traffic on my way to the big apple. Waking up this morning was an absolute force. My alarm that was set for 6:45 was reset twice, once for 7:05 and then 7:20, and then I proceeded to snooze it until the prime time of 7:40. I frantically yet groggily headed into the shower and began to contemplate if I will ever be a “morning person?” On the ride over I was still contemplating, seeing all the cars on the road gave me an unwelcome reminder that the rest of the working world, wakes up this early to begin their day. I too once woke up everyday B.C. (before college) at 6:30am to make the half hour drive to my high school. I’m still alive. I survived it. But HOW?! Being a second semester senior, who hasn’t had an 8am class since first semester freshman year or a Friday class in approximately 6 consecutive semesters, I can’t remember what it is like to have a consistent normal schedule…

Each semester we take classes at different times throughout the day, our work schedules are constantly changing to accommodate our class schedule, we must workout in order to maintain our fabulous young adult physiques and also to counter all the calories we are consuming at Libby’s on any given Thursday, Friday or Saturday night (Scorps on Tuesday). Our schedules are jam packed with academic, personal, and social agendas. As a senior, most of us have mastered the art of organization and multi-tasking. But damn it’s a busy life. I hope I’m not the only one who wonders if the skills I’ve learned and the tools I have acquired will be sufficient enough to help me not only be successful, but also to be organized and happy in my next life A.C. (after college).

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Written by Meaghan Sullivan, UNH Class of 2013