As a sophomore in college, I have a lot of control over my schedule, but I somehow still fill it. Some students love to take the minimum 12 credit hours, skate through the semester, nap for five hours and watch Netflix the other hours in the day. Then there is me. I am in 16 credit hours, have an internship and other extracurriculars on my plate.
I always seem to be on the run, but I like it that way.
I can't tell you how many times I have woken up at 7 a.m. and have not had a chance to rest until 11 p.m. that evening this school year.
It is usually a day where I get up, review for an exam, take the exam, go to my other classes, eat lunch, go to work, go to a meeting and then sit down and work on homework.
My phone is close to fully charged because I haven't had chance to scroll through Instagram. I couldn't even tweet about my stress. The most I have done is document my day on Snapchat to my friends.
There are five places you can always seem to find me: the library, the newsroom, class, work or the study room in my sorority house. I have had a busy schedule for as long as I can imagine, but it's not the quantity that I am involved in that keeps me busy, it is the quality of work that I put in. I prefer it this way though.
Now maybe I am a little crazy, or I am really crazy, your choice. I prefer to stay bist though. I do enjoy catching up on my favorite shows on Hulu and Netflix, but pressing "next episode" leads me to boredom and restlessness. I find myself wanting to do something. Having a busy schedule keeps me on my toes.
My busy schedule also has helped me develop my time management skill, which is one of my favorite attributes. I don't have time to procrastinate, so everything is organized and I try to stay on top of it all.
My planner, Apple Watch and calendar on my iPhone are my biggest companions. Everything is written down.
My schedule some days is stressful. It is days like these where I am grateful though. I am grateful for the university I attend, the major that I love and am working toward a degree in. I am thankful for the friends that push me forward and cheer me on.
Some people don't want a busy schedule, but I think my busy schedule is a part of me.