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And the worst semester ever is finally over

Posted Apr 24 2013 9:00am

The last three months have been strange. On the one hand, school was horrible. It was probably my hardest semester yet, and there were more than a few times when all I wanted was to drop out and have my life back. I managed to make it through statistics, but barely.

Math is hard enough as it is, when you take out the numbers and replace them with letters and symbols, that’s just mean.

And my knee injury has kept me from running off any of my stress. I’ve been going to the gym, but it’s just not the same.

It’s been a struggle.

But on the other hand, the last three months have been pretty great. For the past two years I haven’t had a life, everything I did revolved around school. I almost never went out, and when I did, I would only allow myself one night per weekend. That was excellent for my GPA, but not so much for my sanity. Now, I’m barely home on the weekends. I’m getting out and doing things, and it’s been so good for me. School has definitely suffered a little, but sometimes something just has to give. Now semester is finally over, and with the exception of statistics, I did alright.

More importantly though, my knee is actually starting to get better. It’s been feeling good enough that I even went for a run yesterday.

It. Was. Awesome.

The weather was perfect, I felt good, my phone played nothing but good music, it was exactly what I needed after 2.5 months off.

My knee is definitely not 100%. Even though it felt fine through my entire run, and afterwards, I don’t feel like it’s ready to get back out there regularly quite yet. But the end is in sight and I am so, so excited about that.

All in all, despite my struggles over the last little while, I’m happy. Life is good, and now that I have a break from school, life is even better.

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