I spent another entire weekend studying at home. I’ve gotten to the point where my mind is constantly thinking about school. Even when I try to retire to bed for the night, my mind keeps working for another hour or two before I can sleep. It certainly doesn’t help my efforts to get a good night’s rest.
So today, after turning in too massive homework assignments, I decided to take it easy. During the hour breaks between my classes, I didn’t open my backpack. I went to the library and used one of the computers there to check my email and surf the web (do kids still say that?).
I’m terrible at correspondence with old friends. Often I won’t reply to emails for days or even weeks. It’s not that I don’t want to. I get so caught up into my schoolwork that I can’t seem to find the energy or time to sit and really type the email I want to type. This phenomenon is also true when I want to type something for this blog.
There was one email in particular to which I had been meaning to reply for a long time. An old friend from my college days (I know her through a math research program I had done as an undergraduate) and I have been corresponding every so often since we graduated. Her last email to me was May of last year. I’ve been thinking about writing back to her for months, but I could never get myself to sit down and type anything.
Today was the day. I told myself that if I’m not going to study, I should at least make the most out of my time and reply to emails I had been keeping in the back of my mind. I replied to a couple emails from about a month ago, and then I spent over half an hour replying to the year old email from my college friend.
I’m glad I made the decision to not study today (between classes). I relaxed a little, and I felt connected with my friends again. Good times.