EMU Blog

Oct 11 2012

The Perks of Being Spur of the Moment

by Brooke Maggard

Having a job, being an RA, taking classes, and being an Athletic Training major that requires additional hours in a clinic all at the same time? Needless to say, I get a little stressed out.

My planner is a fifth limb and I couldn’t go a day without writing everything down.


Last night though, I learned that my favorite book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, had just come out to select theaters, the closest of which is a half hour away. What did I do? Probably not what I normally would have. I called my boyfriend, jumped in the car, and drove to the theater to see the next showing. As I was driving I said to myself, “I cannot believe I’m doing this. I have SOOO much homework.”

I had so much fun though, that on the way there was the only time I had thought about all of the things I had drove away from back at school. On the way back to school and while eating our midnight delivery of pizza, we talked and talked about the movie and the book and everything but my chemistry and algebra homework. When I woke up the next morning to get ready for a Sunday filled with hours of Athletic Training, I could not believe the amount of fun I had enjoyed during my spur of the moment night out.

Not only did I take away the lessons in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, I took away the lessons of The Perks of Being Spur of the Moment and how sometimes, aside from everything you have, you need a night for you.


  1. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Jesica Rubio

    Great job, Brooke!
    This is an awesome, informative blog.

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