To party or not to party, that is the question
Let me preface this by saying that I do well in school – I get mostly B’s an A’s and school comes first 99% to the time. That being said, I’m 19 and I don’t want to spend my entire college experience in the library because that wouldn’t be college – that would be slaving over grades that become obsolete in a matter of months when I could be creating memories that last forever (on my Facebook and Instagram profiles at least).
The struggle my friends and I face daily at school comes when I have to choose – doing work and being a good student and wanting to be a social person. Sometimes, you hear about a party, and your bed just looks too comfortable to leave. Let me say that staying in bed until 2AM watching a John Hughes movie is OKAY. Your body will thank you for it in the morning when you wake up sans hangover.
Going out is fun, and some of my best memories of college were spent at a frat house or in my friends’s room. College is as much about academic growth as it is social – it’s set up to give its students a wide variety of experiences both in and out of the classroom. Joining Greek Life is one of the best things I’ve done thus far, and it’s a purely social aspect. Sure, there’s philanthropy and the dedication to service, but going Greek means going out to formals and date nights and exchanges. It’s fun and is meant to enhance your college experience.
Staying in is cool t00 – take last night, for example. While all my friends went out to celebrate the last night before spring break, I stayed in and packed for my week home. What made last night any different from any other Thursday? Okay, so everyone was going to be gone from school for a week, but does that really mean we should all get hammered one last time? The thing is, it’s not ‘one last time.’ We’re coming back in seven days to another four weekends before school lets out. Last week of school? Yeah makes sense to gout because you won’t be seeing these people for three months. But a week? Netlflix looked better than a hangover.
I guess what I’m trying to say is do what feels right for you. Stay in, go out, do whatever you want. Just keep everything in balance.