I've never been the type of person who considers organization a priority. There has always been a method to my madness, but I learned the hard way (many, many times) that my method was only about 80% successful. This cold hard truth is still difficult to accept, but it's leading me to a new life of using folders for loose paper and a hamper for stray clothes.
In college (or at least in a 10 x 13 foot dorm like mine), every square inch of space needs to be used to its fullest potential. My heart and soul may want to leave my socks by my bed at night and 'forget' to wash out my coffee mug, but I am quickly adjusting to reality. Dishes get cleaned and stuff gets done.
Aside from housekeeping, living on a college campus comes with even more bonuses! On the night before classes, this really awesome series of events kicked off the academic year with a bang. It began with a tornado siren warning us of severe weather that was rolling through campus and bringing a downpour.
Once that siren ceased around 11 at night, my roommate and I got cozy in our beds to rela- SIKE! The fire alarm began blaring. We bolted out the door and it wasn't until we were evacuated into the rain that I realized I forgot my shoes...and that I had on a white t-shirt.
Twenty minutes later we sopped up the stairs soaking wet to dry off and get some sleep. Finally, to put the cherry on top of the whole night, our fire alarm let loose again and rang it's heart out with no mercy. Thankfully I fell asleep and had a good first day of class - and there have been no more deafening alarms randomly sounding since!
Bottom line is, life is unpredictable and hardly ever does it go as planned. Life is also made up of choices made on the daily. I am going to try my best at rolling with the punches and finding the bright side, even if it is a little hidden.