By Jonathan Smith, Editor in Chief
I plan on getting lost Wednesday night or at least certainly by this weekend.
Because when the second season of ABC’s series Lost premiers Wednesday night, I will either be by my TV or have the VCR running.
But I shouldn’t have time for that. Certainly not during the school week when I have a job to do and a newspaper to publish. The weekend should be questionable because that is when I am supposed to catch up on all the important work I missed during the week while I was busy with the newspaper.
That is normal, though, right? This is college, after all.
We are supposed to spend four years being involved with the best groups of people, as the most influential campus leaders, in five student groups, championing the most noble causes. As we are so often told, these are the best years of our lives–naturally we should be involved in the best activities to the fullest.
Then graduation comes, and we feel guilty when we have a few minutes of free time–we feel like we are wasting time.
It’s how I spent summers in Miami and Washington, D.C., sometimes bored. I shouldn’t have had time to sightsee, visit museums, go to the beach or see a space shuttle launch.
That was something called free time–a phenomenon that college, at least after freshman year, has left me completely unprepared to handle.
Between classes, Chapel and student group involvement, college teaches many lessons. But free time management is one lesson I will have to committ to a self-study.
So even if I have to save Lost until this weekend, I’m determined to take that hour’s worth of time at some point. It will be an hour for me to begin learning one of the most important lessons of my senior year: free time will exist post-graduation and every now and then.
Even in these all-important college years–it is OK to indulge in it.