"Time Management"

11:44 PM

I've heard the same scenario several times: "I can't go to class today because I have to write a paper for my other class." All I could think was, "Seriously? Get your $@!# together." I thought they were just terrible students. Last semester a coworker of mine, a graduate student, told me that I can't do everything while in college. I thought she was being ridiculous and pessimistic. Even after freshman year I still thought I could read every page assigned on the syllabus, pass every exam, and still manage to have an amazing social life.

I have never been so optimistically wrong. This semester I have not even picked up the textbook for most of my classes. I've slept through classes I knew took attendance. I've skipped classes to do work for other classes. I'm still making decent grades somehow. What's even more shocking is the fact that I still feel like I have no life outside of classes. Even with all of this selectivity, I am still behind. I don't have free time anymore. Instead, I take time away from doing other things I should be doing.

Sorry, mom and dad.

But seriously, I just have found that it's okay to not be able to do it all. You aren't expected to, and it is almost impossible. Learning this has also brought a new definition of "time management".

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