When I first started college, I was feeling really optimistic about the future. On the first night in my dorm, as I stared at the ceiling on my bed with my arms crossed behind my head, I imagined myself making a ton of friends, meeting a lot of girls, partying on a Friday night, and pretty much being the shit.
But then... reality hit.
Due to my major being biochemistry (dear God) and minor in food science, it's to be expected that I'll be working my ass off in order for me to get awesome grades in the really hard classes (organic chemistry, calculus II, etc.); but at the same time, I also want to work my ass off on improving my social life (making friends, building attraction, etc.).
I can imagine myself standing at a fork in the road where one path leads to good grades but no friends, while the other path has poor grades but friends in general.
You can always balance the two! That may be true, but the classes I'm going to need to take are extremely demanding and would require me to spend endless hours studying for the exams. Even as I write this post, I'm studying for a chemistry exam that's three weeks from now.
It's always been frustrating for me to constantly shelf my social life away when getting good grades become a top priority. I put my nose in the books throughout high school and found myself tossing my graduating cap in the air alone while I jealously looked on as my other classmates congratulated each other and invited each other to their pool parties. But hey, I got accepted at the state university of NJ that's pretty much forcing me to shelf my social life again.
Maybe I'm just feeling stressed out because of exams, or maybe there's a mid-life crisis that exists for people who turn 21 by the end of the year. But my main point is what you guys think is more important: grades or friends?
"I've learned it's important not to limit yourself. You can do whatever you really love to do, no matter what it is." - Ryan Gosling