* Not having to find a "real" job (yet).
* Being able to answer the question "why are you not dating anyone?" with "I'm too busy."
* Reading (for the most part) fantastic literature. Being an English major has its perks (but I'm a decided bookworm, so I realize this would not be an advantage to some).
*Satisfying my urge to learn, learn, learn. For this reason, I am considering graduate school. Yes, I would be willing to put up with another couple of years after I'm done with my undergraduate degree.
*There are more, but you get the idea. Everything has pros and cons.
So even though this semester is kicking my butt, despite the fact that my classes are enjoyable, I can scare up the motivation to stick it out. One thing helping me right now is the fact that in May and June I'm going to London. Thank you, study abroad, for saving my life before I even go.