Currently I am packing for a three day trip to North Carolina with my best friends to see a Jason Aldean concert. Yes, we are flying to see a concert on Friday and spend time in North Carolina for a weekend. And the best part is no one is going to stop us.
College is great in the fact you are independent. Yes you can make your own choices but we can’t forget there are consequences with every action we take. Because I booked this trip I have to miss two classes. THIS IS NOT RECOMMENDED!!!!!!!! But I did email my professors and understand if there was a quiz I couldn’t retake it because that is their own personal class policy. Cross your fingers that a quiz will not be given in any of my classes while I’m gone. I also had to do a HUGE load of homework and work for my clubs before I left for my trip. Last night was ridiculously stressful and booked with meetings, and times to solely do work. I still feel like I’m behind. Luckily I can take some things on the plane with me so it won’t be a problem.
My mom called me last week to tell me I have a charge on my credit card for a plane ticket. I said “Yeah, I’m going to North Carolina.” She wasn’t ecstatic but she just said okay. Parents are here to guide you, but now in college it’s your choices and your mistakes you have to be held accountable to. I told her about what might happen with my classes but how I’m doing all my work before hand. Again, not thrilled but I at least am making the effort. (It’s the thought that counts right?)
Welcome to the land of being an almost independent adult, where instead of being able to blame your siblings for everything that happens, all consequences fall on you. This can be embraced with open arms and taken in small doses. You learn how to manage your money and time. If you make a mistake, make it early so you can learn and grow.