I've found that discipline brings growth, which brings freedom. The spiritual disciplines aren't meant to weigh us down with obligations; they're meant to strengthen us and grow us into more of the people that we've been created to be.
I don't know about everyone else, but I am striving to turn in final projects and to take final exams. Notice I didn't say struggling, but striving. If we flashed back to Freshman year, I would not be able to say the same thing. I was struggling. Since my Freshman year, thankfully, things have changed.