Plans? Ain’t nobody got time fo’ that!

Jeremy Vreeken-Columnist

Well, it’s that time of year again. It feels like we just got here, but in one week, we will be signing up for next semester’s classes. I, for one, wish I could sign up for a class like NAPS 101, or a class that you show up to and someone else does your homework. But with my luck those will only be offered during a course required for my major.

Time flies. Before we know it, it’ll be Christmas, and then summer, and then fall again. It’s enough to make my head hurt just thinking about it. I’m too busy now, even without trying to plan for the next two and a half years!

If you are feeling the weight of your future and feel like it’s all going way too fast, don’t worry. You’re not alone. Also, if you don’t even have a plan, that’s okay too; many people that come in with a plan end up changing it anyway. I know when I started, I felt like the only one who didn’t know what I was doing.

Planning and picking courses can be an intimidating process, I know I’m always a little lost when registration day hits. Try not to get too stressed. Make sure you don’t overload yourself. Just because you can take 21 credits does not necessarily mean you should.

Try to fit in a class that you will enjoy, a class purely as an elective, not because it’s required. It may just open your eyes to a minor, or even a major you could squeeze in that you never even considered. Try signing up for a semester off campus or abroad; they can be great ways to broaden your horizons and still get college credit.

Whatever you decide to sign up for, make sure you take full advantage of the opportunities that class presents. Participate well, be engaged and get all you can from class. College only happens once, folks! Make it count!

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