There comes a time where we are all just fed up and ready to go home. It is the beginning of week three. We are not even at midterms yet…but I am already ready to throw in the towel and go back home to hibernate until September. I doubt I am alone in feeling this.
Do not get me wrong, I love the quarter system. It pushes me to get my assignments done and makes me pay attention more since there is less time to learn. After a hard Winter quarter, though, all I want to do is stay in Spring Break mode forever and never have to come back to school. When talking on the phone to my mom the other day, I asked her what would happen if I just dropped out and came back home. She simply replied “well you would not be living at my house”. When I asked her why, she explained that the reason why I am going to school is to learn what I need to get a job. How am I supposed to end up in a place that is not flipping burgers for minimum wage without a degree?
Then it hit me: I have already flown the coop. Yeah, my family still misses me and I still get home sick. Yeah, I still call my mom every day if not multiple times a day. But I have left my home to go off on a brand new adventure. If I did not come here, it would have been community college and trying to get by as a cashier at Zaxby’s. I hated doing it in high school, so why would I willingly want to go back to that almost two years after I left? I did not and I currently, nor will I ever want to go back to that.
Spring quarter is always the worst time to be on a quarter system. Your friends get out in the middle of April or early May and are enjoying being home or off on vacation by the time we get to midterms. They do not have five more weeks of rigorous assignments and tests, while you cannot even go outside to enjoy the sunshine because you are so overwhelmed with work. Scrolling facebook only gets worse and worse, filled with summer (insert year here) statuses and pictures of beautiful beach sunsets, as the quarter drags on.
Here is the silver lining for us: we are already on our third week. We have already gotten through two quarters here at SCAD. So, what is seven more weeks of pushing through and getting stuff done? Some of us, myself included, long for summer break because that means nothing but laying in bed for a solid three weeks marathoning tv shows on netflix before summer classes start. Just think, the sooner you get that assignment you have been putting off done, the closer you are to watching a season of House.