Dear Fall 2014,
I’m breaking up with you.
We really have no reason to be together anymore.
I turned in my last two papers today at approximately 9:50 a.m., went to get a little bit of a breakfast, and proceeded to take a victory nap that lasted a couple hours.
Why should I prolong the inevitable? We have no reason to even mingle with each other anymore.
It’s not that we didn’t have a good run; we did. I learned a lot–both in the classroom and outside of it. I was able to experience the best Morris autumn yet in my four years here. I cried a little bit when the snow came so early in November, but as the hearty Minnesotan that I at least tell myself I am, I pulled through. I was able to make even more memories with the lovely friends I have here; with the help of both my friends and the best res hall staff ever by my side, I really did have a good time. I learned some valuable lessons about procrastination (staying up until 5 am finishing a paper is never a good idea…however, sometimes that just happens). I came to some important realizations within myself. I got to know some pretty cool people and tried some new things. All in all, you were a pretty stellar. However, the signs of strain and stress became apparent about a month or so ago. The obvious became clear: This will not work out for much longer.
You had to know it was coming, though. I’m sorry Fall 2014, but you had to. Every college student reaches a point where they are so over this semester and I reached that point well, about a month ago. Blame it on my senioritis, but we really should have broken up at the end of October. Too bad that wasn’t possible given that I was still smack dab in the middle of my classes.
It’s not that I’m not thankful for everything I’ve learned this Fall, because I am. The truth of the matter though, is that everything has an expiration date. Yours came just a wee bit too late for my taste.
So, Fall 2014. I leave you now for bigger and better things. For a winter break that I am going to make the best of. For a Spring Semester that will bring with it even more opportunities for learning and growth. For graduation in May and for my ventures out into the real world. I have so much to look forward to and I am not going to let the stress and exhaustion you brought on weigh me down any longer.
It’s time. Thanks for the memories, Fall 2014…though I can’t say I’ll miss you that much. Don’t take it personally or anything; I mean, really, what more did you expect from an over exhausted senior?
Some relationships just aren’t meant to last forever.
With much enthusiasm for what’s to come, I bid you goodbye.
That Over Exhausted Senior