Journal Entry – 4.12.2000

Well, I haven’t written in a while and I thought it was about time. 

Last quarter went well, I got a 3.52 gpa which made me happy.  This quarter I am rather stressed. Sometimes I don’t even know what day it is!!  The classes involve math stuff which means I have to keep up on it everyday and that sucks.  I’m in French 103 and I have to keep up on that everyday as well.  The good thing is that I’ve been accepted to the French program in France this summer and will be spending 6 months there.  I got in contact with Renne but he will be in Paris for the summer so I’ll have to go visit him and he’ll come back to Lyon to show me around the town.  It is really exciting. 

I can’t believe how fast my college career has gone.  I really miss my frat days (sophmore year) and just hanging out.  I also miss Spain terribly and can’t believe I’m a fifth year senior and almost done.  Life goes entirely too fast.  I just got back from a bar with Jen and it was weird just hanging out in a bar talking on a Wednesday night.  I love college.  Ross is now done and it seems all my old friends have graduated and gone on to careers and I’m still here in college.  Time just goes too quick.  I’m glad that I have the opportunity to learn all the things I’m learning but at the same time it’s sad to see my friends graduate and go on with their lives while I’m stuck in college still. 

However, I do enjoy this time and do not take it for granted.  I’m only going to be in college once in my life but I can’t help wonder what it would be like if things turned out different.  What would my life be like If I had stayed in the frat??  I wouldn’t trade Spain for anything though.  I’m blessed to have the life I do and am glad to have had so many opportunities.  I hope to be able to work in Europe for a few years.  If that doesn’t work I hope to get to Mexico or south America.  This chapter of my life is almost over and it’s kind of sad.  I still have a whole other year but I’m sure it will fly seeing as I’ll be in Europe.

  There are a bunch of French business students in one of my classes and I hope to meet some of them and show them around so they will afford me the same courtesy when I’m in France.  I have a great opportunity ahead of me and I just hope everything works out like it’s supposed to.  The only problem now is getting through all the stressful classes without dying!!!  The homework never ends and sometimes I feel like I’m drowning.  It’s ok though because I think to all the influences I’ve had in my life like Ross, and my friends from Spain and I know I can do it.  Nothing can stop me.  Sometimes the pressure is pretty intense though.  Well, I better get to bed and keep on getting through all this work I have to do to succeed.  

By Mateo de Colón

Global Citizen! こんにちは!僕の名前はマットです. Es decir soy Mateo. Aussi, je m'appelle Mathieu. Likes: Languages, Cultures, Computers, History, being Alive! \(^.^)/