By Adam Roberts
Living off campus at WMU in a house that quarters 17 roommates has had its ups and downs. The academic year brought many variations of endless memories and tough late nights with many deadlines and crammed study sessions. Although the spring semester has gradually come to an end, I feel in these eight months off campus change is something that is inevitable and forever streaming in most people’s lives especially in my life.
During this semester I have taken on many situations I was not expecting. I took on sports editor position for the Western Herald in which I felt was a job that many could do with just a flick of the wrist.
I was sadly mistaken, finding that my time was consumed in segments and randomness in which I was considered on call and always working no matter where I was in and around campus.
At first I was a mess, not knowing what was what and who was who. It was astonishing to know that within a few weeks I would manage to take lead of this position and finish it to the end.
Change dawned upon me again just a few weeks after knowing and being able to grasp the ins and outs of my job.
This change was least expected as I had realized that when living at fraternity village drive would be the biggest distraction with different change around every corner. With endless philanthropic events, social events, and initiation of pledges my life would be crammed with event after event.
After finally taking on countless experiences of change I finally realized that instead of fighting change I would embrace the elements of change. If you would have caught me earlier in the year I would have said “This is crazy. How can I do all this and go against a familiar life style only to go at a pace where nothing is consistent.”
What I have learned to accept in my crazy lifestyle is that change can be good and once change is accepted can one really appreciate the down time of life. One quote would best exemplify my life during this semester.
“Life is a roller coaster. There are ups, downs, and unexpected turns. Just hang on and enjoy the ride.”