Firstly, like Besith I've lost count of how many posts I've missed. I think it was only last week's but I'm not entirely sure. With it being the final stretch of spring semester (almost wrote "spring break"), I was just a wee bit busy with paper writing and midnight studying.
Generally, I try to do anything and everything to avoid studying. I'm surprised I didn't write a blog post everyday for the past two weeks. I would have even offered to write other people's posts for them. This might be the first time in my life I actually have given academics precedence over extracurriculars. I think that's good...not sure...never been there (Hello 4-year colleges, I'm a good student. I swear!)
I didn't take high school all that seriously. Part of it is because I consistently overstretched myself in extracurriculars, but I also had some stuff going on in my personal life that weren't all helpful for my productivity. So when I choose to attend Montgomery College despite getting into some decent 4-year universities, I had to overcome a lot of skepticism. My friends and teachers were asking me if MC was really the right path. They said I wouldn't find enough intellectual stimulation or enough things to get involved with.
I can proudly say they were wrong. I like to think I've excelled. My GPA for this semester might beg to differ but I've grown both intellectually and a person. Frankly, after how rigorous RM's IB program was I thought MC would just be a breeze. I was a little surprised at how challenging the Scholars program was and at how many clubs and activities there are on campus. It's a little hard to top taking 7 college level classes and running a City Council campaign at once. But MC sure finds ways to surprise me - and I think that's mostly good.
There are actually so many things I'd like to get involved with but the amount of hours in a day (seriously...only 24?) made me really choosy with what I'd like to get involved in. The angry Facebook messages I get from a friend whose club I don't have time for and the awkward looks I get from MBI/SIFE people are a testament to that. And I get more than enough intellectual stimulation. Whether it is with conversations with MC (Em-See not "Mc") friends or professors, I'm really happy with the education I'm getting here. So if anyone out there is considering heading to MC, don't hesitate!
I must be contributing something back to MC too. I recently found out I'm getting the Paul Myron/Robert White Award and Edward McDowell Award on coming Wednesday's Awards Night.