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Take It Easy

December 9, 2017

“Don’t let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy”

Take It Easy, The Eagles

As a senior here at UR, I’ve been experience a lot of firsts lately.

First capstone seminar, first class in the mathematics department, etc.

But I’ve also been experiencing a lot of lasts.

Like, my last day of registering for college classes.

I got everything I wanted/needed for my last semester and only have to take 3.5 units.

There can be a lot of pressure to double major and/or double minor here at UR, but I would personally like to recommend keeping your college academics a little simpler.

I love learning and I think that everyone has a right to choose their own degree line up, but I also firmly believe that college should be more than academics, and it’s good not to overload yourself with coursework.

As a one major, one minor here at UR, I’m a tad on the unusual side.

And I love it.

I never have to take more than 4 classes per semester, I have time for “just for fun” classes in my schedule, and I’m not rushing to complete a crazy amount of work at the end of my senior year of college.

Ultimately, you can do whatever you want to do with your own class schedule, but in a world where it may seem like everyone is demanding you take on more and more, let me encourage you to do a little less.

Trust me, you’ll still graduate with a lot of class.   

Hi my name is Maren and I'm a freshman at the University of Richmond. I was born and raised right outside of Dallas, Texas and have consequently heard every Texas stereotype you can think of. I'll go ahead and put on record that I don't wear cowboy boots nor have I ever ridden a horse to school. I love to travel and have to date been to over twelve different countries, including Israel, Peru, and Hungary. I'm a huge history buff and collect random history trivia like old ladies collect cats. I also enjoy reading and watching movies/tv equally, although the subject matter and depth of each fluctuates often. Toss in the fact that I'm a Sagittarius and fluent in three different types of sarcasm and you'll have more than enough information to navigate my diary entries for the rest of the year.

Why UR?

Why UR? It was the summer of 2011 and I was just wrapping up an internship in DC. When I mentioned how much I loved the area, my boss recommended that I look at the University of Richmond for college. Fast forward about two years and you have me on my first tour of the campus thinking, "If inanimate objects had souls, the University of Richmond would be my soulmate." While visiting UR I became smitten with its red brick architecture, awed by its dedicated faculty, and enticed by its massive dessert bar in the main dining hall. Richmond's location in a metropolitan area with world-class museums, theaters, and other cultural necessities (like Target) all while having a true separate campus community was a dream come true. All this and more is why I applied Early Decision, and I haven't looked back since.