i have been reflecting on my time at spelman college. i suppose i had a typical u
ndergraduate experience. drugs, sex, alcohol, parties, etc.- i did none of that...
...say it with
me "GTFOOH!" you know
i did it. you did it, too. and there's nothing wrong if you didn't,
but i did and i'm ok with that. i made decent grades. i wish i'd done better but some things are beyond my control or interest level. i'm also ok with that. i don't have regrets but i tend to wonder what if. so instead of saying "i wish i had..." i'll say "i might have liked to..."
i'll do everything again plus:
1. pledge something- maybe, i don't know. i go back and forth with the
thought. i'm not a legacy and i would have liked to possibly start one. not saying
that my daughter would have to do what i did but rather she could have somewhere to start if she was interested in exploring the world of black greeks. unlike me, she wouldn't have to interrogate members of various organizations to get an idea of what it's all about.
2. study abroad- i wanna travel and i had to get the credits anyway. would have been nice to go outside the country and "kill two birds with one stone" (eww, hate cliches/idioms).
3. a worthwhile summer internship- if i had worked harder and got better grades and built strong relationships with professors, i could have gotten some of the covetted summer internships in my field and have more experience. i'm ok with what i have but it doesn't hurt to be exceptional.
4. better choices in friends and mates- some of the less enjoyable times could have been completely avoided but lesson learned
5. not gain nearly as much weight as i did- still working off the weight. so annoying. i know i didn't gain it overnight but i still wanna wake up and have it gone.
6. cross-registration- being a part of the consortium known as the AUC, i had the option to take courses at morehouse college or clark atlanta university. i did not take advantage of this opportunity because 1. when i started out, i was a biology major and said action would not have been advantageous and 2. after switching my major i was mainly concerned with meeting the requirements and getting away from this place on time. knowing what i know now, i could have afforded to experience coursework at both institutions.