Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014
I haven’t blogged in a while, but reading my previous posts makes me feel so stressed out! I can’t believe how busy I was last quarter and how I managed to survive it. Overloading with 25 units, being PCN director, Barkada board member, and holding down a job! Whew, just thinking about it makes me tired.
I’m actually just as busy as I was last quarter; still overloading with 22 units, still have PCN and Barkada board responsibilities and I’m still working. But something has changed. I think I have a different mindset this quarter; last quarter I was always scared, distant from my friends, and constantly busy because I had so much stuff to do, but this quarter I’m more relaxed.
Even though I have the same amount of responsibilities, maybe even more, I’m not as stressed out. I think it’s because I’m actually trying to enjoy and live in the moment.. as cheesy as it sounds. It's my last quarter in school because I am graduating early, so I’m just try to relax a little and enjoy my life. I don't want my last memories of college to be of constant stress. I swear, last quarter produced a gray hair on my head! How sad. I hope this new mindset doesn’t result in me slacking off, haha. I just want to finish happily!
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014
This quarter, I have had to hit the ground running! It is almost the end of week 3, and I feel like the quarter just began. So far, I have already had a group presentation, a few papers due, an insane amount of reading, and a "quiz" (which we all know usually means a minor midterm).
In addition to my school work (and work schedule), I am on the Salsa team here at Santa Clara. Last week was our "hell" week where we had two hours of practice every night from 9-11. So, after a long day at school, I had practice afterwards. As a result, I got very little sleep and, of course, got sick.
I did get a chance to get outside this week and I went for a hike. It really helped me clear my mind, relax, and stay focused on what I need to do for school. Despite the frustration of being sick, it actually reinforced my decision to start taking better care of my body in order to stay healthy and strong throughout the rest of the year.
This is my last Winter Quarter in college and I want to live it up and enjoy all the wonderful opportunities that are offered to me. My advice to each of you is to focus on your health by eating right and getting enough sleep. Learn how to say "no" if something conflicts with your health (such as smoking, not sleeping, not eating, etc.) and make time to get out into nature to relax and reflect. It helps you stay sane. Good luck this quarter!
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013