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Transitioning Back to School Second Semester

It’s been just a little over two weeks since I have returned from break. It’s been just a little over two weeks since I had to transition from doing absolutely nothing to doing a lot of something. I thought, at first, maybe it was a first year student thing. That I was only experiencing such abrupt transitions because it was the first time I ever had a month off from school. However, I soon realized that I was completely wrong. Everyone feels the same way.

It only took me a little while to realize this. I mean, every single conversation went something like this:


“Hi, what’s up? How was break?”

“It was good, how was yours?”

“Good, what did you do? Anything exciting?”

“Oh, not really, I just hung out, you?”

“Same, I didn’t really do anything.”

Now is majority of your conversations didn’t go like this, then lucky you, you have some pretty exciting friends.

I can’t believe that just over a week ago, I was spending almost the entire day in my bed, watching an embarrassing amount of Netflix. I slept in my bed, hung out in my bed, read in my bed (at least that was productive), and even ate in my bed. I guess four months of separation does that to you.

So since I had mastered the art of doing nothing but breathing, eating, and sleeping, I knew that I had to slowly transition back into the life that devotes majority of my time to reading, studying, and trekking down to the Plex, of course, while complaining. So, instead of watching 8 continuous episodes of The OC (that may be a generously low estimate), I resulted to watching only 3 continuous episodes of The Bachelor. See what dramatic progress I am making?

Instead of reading easy books for leisure, I slowly started to dive into the dense explanation of the difference between molecular bond theory and valence bond theory.

And instead of enjoying my favorite bowl of overnight oats for breakfast or delicious crab cakes for dinner, I am slowly trying to re-adjust myself to the distasteful meal that is Mac. So here I am, a poor student who missed dinner because her Zumba class was during the time slot, and currently eating banana and peanut butter on a plain, very plain, rice cake.

So while this hard mattress is not as comfortable as your fluffy one from home, or you are unable (or shouldn’t) watch Netflix all day, sooner or later, you will be completely back into studious student mode. Just wait until Easter break where the cycle will continue…







Adrianna is a freshman majoring in psychology on a pre-med track at Boston College. She is really passionate about health and fitness and is trying to make it in Boston as a New York Sports fan. She can be found yelling at the TV a little too loudly when hockey is on, eating honey crisp apples, drooling over dylan o brien, or convincing people, that despite her 5'0 height, she is really 18 years old.