Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Month

That's how long it's been since I posted on this blog. The last time I posted was probably one of the last times that I had a spare minute the whole month. The holidays are just an awful time of year for time management. It's the time of final's stress at school, yet there are so many other things to worry about with the holidays right around the corner.

I went midnight shopping while we were out in Texas for Thanksgiving but yet I didn't get anything for anyone but myself. Yes I found some great deals but gifts for my family and friends should of been  my top priority. I ended up ordering all of my gifts for my family online this year. It was just one click and done! With everything I had to do, that was the way to go. I haven't even thought about getting stuff for my friends. I think everyone is going to get books since that is where I am going to be spending most of the next week. I know it's kind of a cop out but I have to do what's most time efficient.

Speaking of books...not only did I have to worry about finals and shopping, I had to get the last minute details for Habitat for Humanity's fundraiser together. From December 18th to the 24th, I will be helping all of my wonderful store leaders and volunteers gift wrap purchases for customers in stores across Georgia. It will be the conclusion to all the work I have been doing all semester to get ready for this massive fundraiser. My goal is to raise $12,000 and I will be one of the happiest people alive if it is achieved.

Also, I am taking over the position of Delta Iota's vp: finance for the coming year. Did you know it takes a lot of time and effort to run a sorority's finances? I didn't know how much until about two weeks ago. I am learning quickly though. It just wasn't something I was expecting in the final weeks of the semester.

I am getting my grades back from my finals and by some miracle I am doing better than I expected, but this semester has really surprised me. I do need to start saying no to projects because I end up getting pulled in ten different directions most of  the time. How can I give up something that fulfills different aspects of my life? I have a job. I do volunteer work. I am a leader in two organizations and I am an Accounting major. All of those things will lead to something better in life, so how do I choose. I refuse to choose right now. I want to do everything because all those things are what make my college career worthwhile. I just hope that I can stay sane by trying to do everything.

This semester has taught me a lot of lessons about life. It gets crazy and hectic sometimes but there are always the little moments that you have to cherish. I love the moments that I walk into the deeg and see all the sisters that I have gotten to know so well by living in the house. I also enjoy the moments when I am sitting by myself, just taking a moment to breath and reflect on life in general. As much work as it takes to go for twelve hours a day, I wouldn't change it because that means I am missing out on something. A month is a long time to go without reflecting. I don't want it to happen again because that means I am not taking time to process the things that are going on around me. I have just summarized what my life in a month looks like and believe me, it is a real brief summary. Life goes on day by day and there is always something to look forward to or work on in order to be better prepared for the next day.

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