Upon diversifying my friend pool in college, I was introduced to one of the most useful phrases by gaming nerds: “good game”, abbreviated “GG”. This is what you say when you know something is soon coming to an end, whether for better or for worse. One of the best applications of “good game” is to life — usually, in a negative context, as death is generally considered a bad thing. Well, today I can effectively say “GG” to my life. My life is over.
I used to think that I had quite an ambitious plan for the school year. Now, I would kill to have that life — it sounds like absolute paradise. Hit the gym every day, watch foreign films, read books at Barnes and Noble? A girl can dream. This is what my days consist of currently:
Rebecca Cao’s Life
- Novelist. 5 days a week, 2-3 hours a day, 24/7 torment by insecurity.
- Student. 7 days a week, approximately 7 hours a day during the week, 3 hours a day on the weekend.
- Student Advisory Board Member for the Vice Provost of International Affairs. Not yet started, thank god. Will range from 5-10 hours a week.
- Conversation Circle Leader. 1 day a week, 1-3 hours at a time.
- GRE Instructor. 1 day a week, 5 hours total.
- Writer for Michigan Journal of International Affairs. 1 day a week, 1 hour meeting, 2 + articles per semester.
- Panelist for International Career Pathways Presentation. One time only, 1.5 hours.
- Squash Player. Once a week luxury.
- Painter. If I ever have time…
- Blogger. Only when class happens to be canceled (like now).
- Sleeper. 7 days a week, 9-10 hours a day, takes up all my freaking time.
- Friend. I feel really badly about taking forever to reply to emails. Fabrice, I’ve been working on my reply every time I’ve had a break today…I promise I’ll finish by the end of the night!
It’s pretty self-explanatory why I don’t have a life anymore. I’m pretty sure if you added up all the hours in the week and compared it to what I’m scheduled for, there aren’t enough hours for everything I want to do. What is “fun” again? Is that an acronym for something?
Savor your free time while it exists, folks.