Earlier this school year I wrote a blog post about how I wanted to push myself this year and get as involved on campus as possible. Well, I definitely did that. This semester I am busier than I have ever been. Unfortunately, I think I have gotten myself involved in too many things.
This semester I am taking 17 credit hours of class, which includes three classes for my majors, one class for my minor, a two-hour lab and an economics class to fulfill some liberal learning requirements, and finally, University Chorale rehearsal.
On top of my coursework, I have two on-campus jobs, writing blogs and sitting behind the front desk, totaling about 20 hours of work per week, I am still a member of the Residence Hall Association on the marketing committee, and this semester I am running for a position on the executive board, and I am also still presiding over the Spanish Club. I have also started volunteering with the Arts for All program, which helps me fulfill my requirements for the President’s Leadership Program.
Finally, I am in the process of (hopefully) becoming a resident assistant on campus, which means I am currently enrolled in a five-week course that focuses on teambuilding and policy enforcement.
Something that I have learned this year is that stretching myself too thin isn’t going to help me in the long run. I need to be able to have time to put in work for all of my involvements. It’s really sad that I will have to step down from some of my positions. However, it definitely is necessary. I am grateful that Christopher Newport has given me the opportunity to experience and grow from all of my involvements. As for what I am going to drop, I still have to figure that out, but I’m definitely going to give my calendar a break coming up soon.