Saturdays are for Sleeping…and Thinking A lot

Saturdays are for Sleeping…and Thinking A lot

Sleeping in on the weekends is one of things to look forward to most every week. This Saturday, after getting a full night’s worth of sleep, I’m mainly spending my time curled up with my homework because classes have piled up. There’s something for me to do for every class; for example, right now, I’m studying for my first test of the semester, for my Operations Management class this Thursday.

Though most people see this upcoming Thursday as Valentine’s Day, I view it as Exam Day, and I’m pretty excited about it. Thus far, my classes have been intriguing and my teachers have been awesome. My motivation in school has stretched to motivation in other aspects of my life, such as thinking about what jobs and internships to apply to and where I want to be in a little over a year from now.

It’s crazy to think about how quickly this school year has flown by, and how I’ll be graduating from college in just over a year. I can feel the tears coming on.

The beginning of this semester and recent events have been making me really put my life in perspective, something that I think is really important for people to do. I went through this same feeling last year around this time, and it was the best part of my year. I’m finally putting the focus back on the important aspects of my life, which right now are my education and health, and they are top priority.

Whether you are an incoming freshman, a graduating senior, or someone like me who is in the middle, it’s easy to be swept away from your aspirations and goals by unseen obstacles, disapproving people, and even self-doubt. I’m re-realizing now that these aspirations and goals are the most valuable part of us, and without them, we are lost whether we realize it or not.

I constantly give advice on what to do about different things: how to deal with stress, tips for interviews, etc, but a big piece of advice that I’m not sure I have said yet is stay true to yourself and what you want and need out of your life, both now and in the future. You don’t need to have your life figured out to have a basic gut instinct about where you want to be. You just need to have faith in yourself and believe that you are going down the right path. Everything else will fall into place.

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