A few nights ago I had the relatively novel idea to turn the TV on while I was working on some research for a class. I used to study with the TV on all the time in high school. Within a few minutes I’d turned the volume completely off having adjusted it in small increments every time it seemed to loud for me to concentrate. Then I looked up, saw the screen, and realized that the last time I’d just watched TV on my own had been over the summer one night while I was doing some mindless task. Before that I couldn’t even remember the last time I had watched a TV show in entirety.
College will do that to you. Things that were once pretty common slip out of your routine and other things you find important will quickly take their places.