After the first week or two, you start to develop a rhythm. For example, you figure out how long it takes you to get from one class to another, so you might get an extra five minutes of sleep in the morning. You figure out if you have time to stop and get food somewhere and if you have time to take a nap after class before practice. To some, this lifestyle might seem difficult, but we got it down pat and thanks to the help of CAAS, things are that much easier. Personally, the hardest part of juggling school and soccer are when we go out of town for games. It takes a lot of organization to make sure any assignments that are due when I'm gone are turned in prior to my absence. It also takes good communication with my professors, so I can make up any missed work or tests. Other than that managing, school and soccer is relatively simple...especially when I'm only on campus two days a week :). How my schedule allows this, I don't know, but I'm not complaining.
I have mixed emotions about this year, however, since I will be graduating in May. I'm happy, yet scared to see what will happen. I feel like time has flown so quickly from when I was a freshman till now. It seems like it was just yesterday when the high school class of 2007 first met in Wilder Tower; all 14 of us. Now some of us are graduating or have graduated already and it's crazy that I'm at this point in my life. For me, high school was ok. I really wasn't crazy about going to school, but who is at the age? Now, I actually enjoy school. It's weird to think that those words would ever come out of my mouth, but it's true! And now that it's almost over, I need to think of what the next step is going to be. I still have my 5th year of eligibility, so I will start grad school classes and then go from there I guess...wish me luck! :)