Hi classy co-eds,
It’s Debra, College Lifestyles™ Managing Editor, and this is my October letter to you.
I know this is the point in the semester where extracurriculars are in high gear and midterms, papers, and ever-looming finals can cause a lot of stress – I remember it, I know exactly how you feel right now.
But guess what – it will all be over in just a short couple of weeks.
I have a sign hanging in my room that my father got for me when I was born. It’s a list of life lessons, and at the bottom is perhaps the most important: “keep worries in perspective.”
I struggled with this a lot in college. Papers, midterms, finals, quizzes, pop quizzes, extra assignments, going to class, grades, grades, grades, on and on never-ending. Oftentimes, I felt like I was drowning in a midst of things people told me I HAD to be good at because it meant my entire life.
Grades are important. But they aren’t everything. Neither is being involved in every single extra-curricular activity you think will make employers want you. It’s all about balance, taking things in moderation, learning about what’s important; life is one huge balancing act.
But it gets easier. You learn how to manage. You learn what things are worth your time, and what things aren’t. You learn that what people tell you should be important, isn’t always that important.
You learn to worry less.
You learn to stress less.
You learn to live for you.
Shelly Marie Redmond and I care about you, our readers. If you ever have questions about college life, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are dedicated to writing articles about college life, especially things that are concerning to you, or things that you need answers to. We’re here.
Managing Editor, College Lifestyles™