Ahhhh! Where has the time gone?
I can't believe half of the semester has already passed! I have so much going on that I am literally taking one thing at a time.
Sometimes I think to myself and I wonder why I stress myself out with all my classes and extracurricular activities, but then I always come to the same conclusion. If I wasn't a part of all the things that I am right now, I would be bored with myself and really just do it all over again. I wouldn't change any of my decisions.
It sort of brings me back to my summer at the gardens in the fields. When I was working in the fields this past summer, I was so eager to open a book and study for an exam or just even create an event for an organization. I remember wanting the academic school year to start so badly but now, I just want a break from everything and just relax and not worry about any exams or assignments. Believe it or not, right now I wish I could go back to just worrying about filling my bucket with fresh blueberries for a day. I guess, sometimes, I tend to want what I can't have and I take what is in front of me for granted. I will surely remember to enjoy every moment of my life, no matter if I'm stressed out or not!
I suppose you can say that I'm stressed from school work but I'm trying to find a balance between all of the things I find that are important to me. I also realized that prioritizing and managing my time has become a lot more difficult now that I am more involved as a student leader.
If you're curious as to do what I might be doing to keep myself busy, I will tell you that I currently have two part time jobs. One of them is being a Student Director of a mentoring and tutoring non profit organization and I am also a research assistant at Simmons College working with the MFA. I am the libero for the Simmons Sharks volleyball team, we are currently 16-5 (6:1 in the GNAC). I am the Student Affairs Officer of Student Government Associaiation and the PreDental Chair of the PreHealth Liaison. I am part of the Americorps Student Leaders In Service and also an Honors student taking five courses (including Organic Chemistry II). Trying to find a balance between all these important things is extremely challenging, but I am slowly adjusting to it all. I guess this is a moment of weakness for me, but I am sure I will strive through and push harder to reach my goals.
If you really think about it, I guess all I'm really doing is filling my bucket with fresh blueberries. I'm picking one blueberry at a time and little by little, hour by hour, my bucket will eventually be filled and I will reach my goal.
If you have any advice for me or other stressed college students, I am more than happy to hear from you!