Hmm… how to not be that overwhelmed freshman? It’s difficult not to: you are bombarded by a barrage of events, opportunities, and tasks; there are constant midterms and exams (especially on a quarter system where things move fast), you are living away from home surrounded by new people and new friends. It’s no wonder many freshmen become exhausted, stressed out, and burnt out. Here are several common-sense, yet often overlooked things I did to stay sane in college.
It’s impossible to fit in all the classes that interest me, with 13,209 options from which to choose. Regardless, I want to share with you a couple of neat classes that I’ve been able to squeak into my schedule and I’ve been so glad I did!
This last weekend, the first in February, was the first time it’s rained in a while here, which I would normally say is a good thing, but my dorm had planned to team up with another dorm and go paintballing in Santa Clara, so the rain was a little bit of a worry.
I’ve written about choosing fun classes before, but sometimes it just isn’t possible to only take classes you’re super excited about. Throughout my Stanford career, I’ve had to take classes that don’t exactly line up with my interests or my academic strengths in order to fulfill requirements.
The powerful and unexplainable bond shared between the alumni of Stanford continues to dazzle, inspire, and support me.