With heavy eyes I looked at the clock and jolted out of bed. I must have slept through my alarm or forgot to set it all together. Waking up stressed as can be. It’s the first day of class and I am late.
Flustered, I get dressed and ready. Speeding to class and running through campus with the fear of getting dropped from class. The one class I fought for during registration and the one class that determines my graduation date.
I burst through the doors, heart pounding, and I am too late. The class is over and the professor is gone. As soon as anxiety takes over me, I wake up.
It was only a dream. After a year of graduating from college, I still have those dreams, or nightmares, where I am late to class, miss a final or even forget to show up for graduation. A year later that stress still haunts me. And what’s silly, most college students know that you are only dropped from a class if you miss the first two days. Apparently my subconscious forgets how the system works.
I have my Bachelor’s in hand and my mind still plays tricks on me about college.
I guess this dream came with perfect timing as many people are heading back to school for their fall semester. Struggling with the never-ending fight for the right classes, searching for parking spots, bargaining for textbooks, and researching their fates for the fall semester on RateMyProfessor.com.
So all you college students out there, study hard, always set your alarms, and keep your heads held high. I feel for you.