August 29, 2005

Shifting the track

So, it's really odd being in the classroom again. The prof. Your classmates. The syllabus.

After cleaning out my desk on Friday at the Trib, eating good-bye cake and opening a sweet farewell card, I knew everything was going to change, but would strangely stay the same.

Sitting in the office today with Neha and looking around was like the past four months didn't even exist except in foggy memories.

But then I shook free and realized it all did happen and I'm getting another set of challenges, and now I'm better prepared.

It is time to be a full-time student again.

It is time to ride to SHU with my sister. (We're trying to save on gas.)

It is time for my annual syllabus freak out and recovery.

It is time to open my planner.

It is time for me to let go. I gave up my column today and my online editorial position on the Setonian. I knew it had to happen; I'd been thinking about both all summer, and I finally realized that to be an asset to the staff, I had to dedicate myself to one thing--news editor--rather than spreading myself so thinly across the board.

I can't think of two more deserving and capable people for these positions: Karissa, columnist and Evan, online editor. I can't wait to see what they can do.

It is time for me to face my fears and survive. I don't know; I'm shifting my life around, and I think I'm going to like it in the long run, but right now everything seems so unsteady.

I guess it's a lot to face in one day, just like it is for all my classmates, but everything's going to be just fine.

I'm just waiting for that normalcy to kick in any time now... :-)

So, while I'm waiting, a toast. To my fellow SHU students: May your year be full--fill it well.

*clinks glass of choice beverage: choco milk*

Posted by Amanda Cochran at August 29, 2005 10:27 PM | TrackBack

Glad to have you back, Amanda.

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at August 30, 2005 1:41 AM

Hey, I'm glad to have a chance to write in your place. I'll do my best to make it my own :-)

As for classes? Well, you and I need to schedule a steady lunch for chitchat and such, those stress-free moments between the multiple classes are cherished!

Posted by: Karissa at August 30, 2005 12:56 PM

Your columns will be stellar. No worries there.

And I have -many- spaces between classes this year. I'm sure we can work out some time. :-)

Posted by: Amanda at August 30, 2005 3:24 PM

Thank You

Posted by: Mark at April 17, 2007 6:46 PM
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