This first week of classes has gone by incredibly fast. I can’t believe that it’s Thursday already. I finally have my class schedule finalized. I have learned over the years not to overwhelm myself with credits because I want to graduate at a certain time. It is crazy to think that I will be a senior next fall. I wish sometimes there were more hours in the day or that I could extend some of my activities to the weekends. There are so many great organizations out there that I would like to join, but time will not allow me. This whole concept of time is amazing to me. There are people, such as myself, who want to do so many things and have so many goals; however, they don’t feel they have enough time to do them.
We always hear the phrase of “Time management is the key to success”, and in many aspects this is true. However, I feel that society really ignores teaching the younger generation what their limits are. Doing too many things can really affect your health. If you aren’t feeling up-to-par, then you can’t perform at your optimal level. Over winter break, I really reflected over my past semester. I accomplished many things such as taking leadership roles in organizations, got through six classes, and worked. Still, I wonder what would have happened if I did one less thing? Would I have excelled in other things I participated in?
Although I walked around with a smile, I was extremely stressed. I wanted to be able to sit down and relax, but I couldn’t. In the words of Ron Burgundy, “Boy, that escalated quickly”. From experience, I have learned that in order to achieve great things, not everything has to be done at once. Who knows what your full potential could be if you just take things one step at a time. There are people out there that I like to refer to as “Superman” or “Wonder Woman” because they can do so many things but be great at it. There are others, who really need to understand their limits such as myself. This semester, I made a promise to myself I wouldn’t spread myself too thin. I promised myself to be the best I can be this semester. As Michael Buble once said, “It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me…and I’m feeling good.”