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Life’s Windmill Kick Lemonade December 12, 2009

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Let’s face it, life has one hell of a Windmill Kick.

Students find themselves coping with the “real world” and “oh I forgot” quizzes. You are not alone my friends. Life is a cruel and unforgiving bi– *cough* giraffe. It is difficult for even the most studious of students and everyone in academia knows it. We are faced with the inevitable funeral, breakup, grave yard shift, and I-broke-my-hip-trying-to-hop-the-fence-even-though-I-was-REALLY-drunk-at-the-time. It just happens. Acknowledge the crud, accept the crud, and move the crud on.

But sometimes it’s just not so easy. Sometimes life can bog us down and keep us there. It is okay. Everyone knows it’s difficult even your professors, bosses, and friends. It’s easy to forget about why you’re in school when life makes you ask “why???”

I know that life is hard. I know it can hurt. I know it can drain every fiber of your being. To quote Rocky Balboa 2006, not 1976 Rocky, “The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place, and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward.” Always liked that quote. But, yeah, sometimes we lose sight of our goals and you don’t feel like getting out of bed or doing that paper or going to that class.

It’s good to take a deep breath, smile even though you don’t feel like it, laugh until you feel like crying, and remember life happens, don’t let it get you down. Don’t run from the problem, take it head on. There is so much more for you to do than laze about in bed all day. Keep your mind fresh, learn something new everyday, do what you need to do, and only then can you really feel good inside. Because you didn’t let life beat you to a pulp, in fact, life gave you lemons and you threw one hell of an upper-cut.