This has been one of the hardest tasks at William and Mary, primarily because there is so much to do here. There is an overwhelming amount of clubs, singing/dancing groups, sports groups, sororities/fraternities, events, volunteer opportunities, etc. at William and Mary, which brings me to my point… You cannot do everything! So relax and enjoy the experience while it lasts. If I had it my way I would be in several dance teams, sports, and the Equestrian club. However, I do not have the time to take advantage of every opportunity here. Sometimes it is disappointing, but overall it is one of the things I appreciate the most about this campus. There is something available for just about any interest you may have. It is a great thing that William and Mary is as small as it is (though it does not feel small to me).
The Fall semester of my senior year is a month shy from ending and I feel like I have been running the biggest marathon of my life. Somehow, and sometimes I am not sure what I was thinking, I ended up with 18 credits, including an Honors thesis and research lab, as well as 3 internships, two jobs, physical therapy twice a week, graduate applications, and the GRE all in this one semester. Crazy, I know. And yes, I do not have much of a social life at the moment, but I do try to keep my feet on the ground. This is my point for today…. Chill out! Pace yourself and enjoy the experience. If you are at William and Mary you definitely do not need to be in a hurry to grow up. You have already taken a big step in that direction. Celebrate it! Cherish it! And please try to keep your feet on the ground too!