Yesterday I woke up to one of my favorite things in the world to wake up to: a fresh blanket of snow. Now I’m not talking about a light dusting, I’m talking inches. Enough to cause car accidents all over the city. Enough to make people want to stay inside. But not me. I was out there just living life, not giving a care in the world. But then I came inside and it was different. Everyone around me was stressed and too focused on studying for finals to go outside for just five minutes to enjoy the snow. Then it hit me. Why do we let the smallest things control our lives? I mean think about it. Finals. It’s a crazy stressful week where sleep is lost, calories don’t count, and showers only happen every other day. It shouldn’t be like this.
Think about the world. Think about how many people there are in this world. It’s huge, right? One test won’t matter in the grand scheme of things. I try to remember this when school gets to be too much. Usually I would turn to my friends for guidance through a rocky study time as they always know how to make me laugh. But it’s different around them now, and I don’t know why. My life isn’t the only thing in the world that matters. Everyone has stuff going on. Sometimes it’s hard to remember that when you feel like your life is just falling apart piece by piece until eventually there’s nothing left. But you know what, there will always be something left. It might be a little strand, but it’s easy to repair ripped cloth. All you need is a little time, effort and elbow grease. The rest will fall into place.
So don’t stress over a week of finals. Try your best to prepare, but don’t slave over every single problem in your statistics book. Study smart, not hard, and don’t forget to have a little fun.