Life is made of curveballs
Published: Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 20:08
I think I’ve finally learned one of the most important lessons anyone could ever learn. There will always be curveballs thrown in my direction. It’s inevitable in life. That said, I have learned that I need to quit whining about how life is going to get better and know that something unexpected is always going to come up.
Sure, I have expectations for this year at The Chronicle and in my classes, but I don’t expect things to work out the way I plan them. I would love to see The Chronicle thrive and to focus on recruiting new writers and editors. I want to have more advertising revenue than last year. I would love if we did not have people boycotting the paper at all this semester or protests going on daily.
However, I know that it won’t work out exactly how I want. Already, I thought we were going to have an advisor this semester. Then, I thought I was going to be managing editor starting out and here I am as editor-in-chief. Curveballs.
I’m expecting to be able to handle the 18 credit hour load I have this semester. I would like to get A’s and graduate (when I finally graduate) with a GPA as close to 4.0 as I can get. I’m okay with the fact that it might not work out that way, though. I might have to drop a class. I might not get perfect grades. But I am going to try my hardest to do so and deal with the curveballs as they come.
Just because things don’t work out how I want them to does not mean they can’t work out well. I have spent too much time in my short life waiting for things to go right. I’m ready to grab onto whatever life gives me and say “Here we go again!”
I think once we stop thinking that the world owes us something and that everything should meet our expectations perfectly, we may actually be able to be satisfied with our lives. I spent all of high school wanting to be a Spanish teacher. Obviously that is not where I am now, and I am better for it.
As we all start this next school year together, let’s hope for the best. If things don’t happen the way we think they will, let’s take a ride and see where the magic carpet lands.