Super Stressed

As we college students say when we’re tired, good morning.

Yep, it’s one of those days today. I am exhausted and I am super stressed. Things coming up that aren’t going the way it should be is very frustrating, but that’s what you learn in college. You learn that you will be tired. You learn that you will be stressed and you learn that you will be frustrated. It’s very normal. Every college student goes through it. There’s no way you can’t avoid it. I’m pretty sure you experience it in high school! But life goes on and you can’t dwell on it. What I always do is, do the best I can do. Sometimes it goes a long way.

With that being said, I have lots of things going on this month, I have the RITz Dinner (which I mentioned before) and a conference called ColorFEST related to deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals who may be in the GLBTIQA community and both of them take place back to back of each other this month. So, the RITz is this weekend and then ColorFEST next weekend. It’s a lot of work, but I love it. I enjoy being busy and I enjoy being active. But it’s tough when you’re running out of fuel. Again, it’s frustrating, but I just take it day by day and do the best I can and hope that they are satisfied with what they receive.

Things will come up and things can be disruptive, but sometimes you can’t help but make the best of it. I’m pretty sure that everyone, including our professors and administrators on campus feel the same way, but we just don’t see it because then it may affect us so we just do what we can to not make it an issue. That’s part of college, heck, that’s part of life!

So now, I have to go back to work and take care of things (yes, the same things that I am frustrated with, not work but other things) and go on with my day and again, do the best I can.

You all have a wonderful week and I hope you are somewhere enjoying the spring season because I can’t wait to start feeling the beautiful warm weather! It’s coming around, slowly but surely!

-Stephanie

P.S. I graduate in like 47 days (not the exact number) but I’m not counting! 😉

About Stephanie

Major: International Hospitality and Service Management

Hometown: Jackson, N.J.

Why I Chose RIT: I chose RIT for a few reasons. One reason is because of the outstanding access services. RIT has more than 100 interpreters on campus that are available for classes, events and meetings for clubs and organizations. Another reason is that I am a big hockey fan and both RIT men’s and women's hockey teams are Division I. I bleed orange and brown (RIT’s school colors)! Also, the RIT community is amazing. We get so much support from everyone, and I like that the campus is diverse.

Clubs/Activities: I am involved with DBA (Deaf Basketball Association), and assistant chairperson of Brickfest, a traditional sports competition weekend among deaf students.

Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy dancing, listening to music, reading, shopping, learning, watching movies and hanging out with my friends.

What I Like Best About RIT: What I like best about RIT is the outstanding diversity we have on campus. I am able to fit in both the deaf and hearing worlds because I come from a hearing family. I like the fact that I am able use both languages that I was taught growing up—English and American Sign Language.

Favorite T.V. Show: I don't have one, but I enjoy watching T.V. shows on the TLC channel.

Fun fact about me: I've been to more Caribbean islands than individual states in the U.S., because I’ve taken nine cruises.

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