If you're like me, you're attempting to balance 5-6 classes, while looking for/maintaining a part-time internship. You try to dedicate time to workout but it doesn't always happen. You want to go out with all your friends on the weekend but are constantly feeling guilty about all your obligations.
This is normal. This is college. And, unfortunately, this is life.
There are two main people in life and I think that your decisions reflect the type of person that you are and the type of best friends that you have.
What type of person are you? Are you the one calling your best friend in the middle of the night to go get milkshakes with you even though you both have to be up at 8 am? Are you the one planning the spontaneous trip to Disney, begging your friends to go tomorrow? Are you the one wanting to get tattoos with your besties out of the blue?
No? Well if you're not, maybe you're like me.
I am the one on the other end of that phone call debating if 2 am milkshakes are really that great of an idea. I'm the one contemplating if going to Disney is going to interfere with my study agenda. I am the one too nervous and indecisive to agree on a tattoo.
Now don't get me wrong. I love to have fun and do spontaneous things with my friends, but I'd be lying if I said It didn't feel wrong.
I think that there are some people in college who go way too crazy. We all know who I'm talking about. Out of high school, they were way too excited about college, partied too hard, never go to class and probably won't graduate till they're 30. However, there's also the brainiacs! They never go out, you'll always see them in the library and they've never received anything less than an A.
What about the people, like me, who want a happy medium? Having the best of both worlds is a tad unrealistic. However, having straight A's and a perfect social life? The dream.
Personally, I think that in order to conquer your life to it's fullest, you HAVE to have good time management. I believe friends should balance each other out. I think that there has to be some calm mixed with the crazy. But lately, I've decided that there's more than the wrong or the right choice.
I think the right choice is what you WANT to do. I feel that I've missed out from things in life, simply because I was scared but lately I'm trying to do the things I want to do IF I can afford it, financially and timely.
I encourage all people to try this. Try to get ahead. Do your work so you can have fun. Work ahead if you know you have an event coming up. Never let your grades, your health, your finances or your dreams suffer because of your decisions, but don't let your happiness suffer either. Happiness is so so important and it is necessary to do the things we want to do... sometimes.
I've learned this saying with eating junk food, drinking, spending money, and almost everything in life: You must do things in moderation. You can't go out when your friends every night of the week but sometimes you have to indulge because we are young and we are human! Have fun and stay in school kids!