Being Lazy

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By: Connor Lenahan

I’m a fairly lazy person. I have this in common with just about every college student in the world. What I might not share is a recent distaste for being lazy.

Before you get pitchforks and rush my house in a Frankenstein-esque fashion allow me to explain. I enjoy getting cuddled up with my stuffed animals and making a pillow fort as much as the next person but I like being productive. I’ve spent far too much of my life being stationary. After the sheer total of minutes, hours, and days I’ve spent locked up in my room with a leg cast I do not like being immobile. At all.

This is why I take on new jobs or come up with new, dumb, stupid adventures to take at home and in Boston. I like being out and around. When I was saying goodbye to people this past Friday I was covering almost all of Boston University’s campus and having a ball. I like going places.

That’s what makes this summer so odd. I am no longer in an area where I can walk places. I need to drive to go anywhere other than a select number of friends’ houses. This means less time I can be out and around due to availability of transport. Further, the people I want to see while I’m home are actually in school when I’m eating my twelfth handful of peanut butter M&Ms and spending a frightening amount of looking up Method Man and GZA lyrics.

So I’m stuck sitting in my house goofing off with Candy Bob until opportunities present themselves. This is why I am excited to go back to school. I’ll be working every day and able to go venture around Boston just as frequently.

That said, I’ll still be cuddled up with Netflix and my plush Simpsons donut (Read: I actually own this) every night. That’s the most important thing to my brain. I like to be heavily active, but when it’s done I like to be heavily lazy. I’m a man of extremes. Judge me. Or cuddle with me. Either or.

Connor Lenahan (@ConnorLenahan) is a sophomore at Boston University, majoring in journalism. He can be contacted at lenahan@bu.edu