I guess I can’t fully argue and say that being busy all the time means you live an exhilarating life, because half of the busyness that takes over our lives are things that we have to do, not things that we want to do. But my little piece of advice that I give to anyone complaining about not having enough time off is- just make the most of it!
If I were to look back at my 3 years at Temple, there’s not one thing that I regret doing. Whether it be joining a club, the jobs and positions I held, and even the people I met. As cliche as it sounds, I really wouldn’t be where I am today- even sitting here and blogging for Temple Admissions- if it wasn’t for all of them.
College is literally what you make of it. You can tailor it to take on a designated path, and it’s a path that you’ll ACTUALLY want to be on, and enjoy being on. As I count down my months until graduation (which I won’t freak about just yet), I always remain so thankful at the end of each busy day- because being busy means you’re doing something with your life, right?
The semester is already 5 weeks in and I’ve attended and participated in so many events already that it honestly feels like the whole semester is going to fly by. Two of my main focuses this year so far have been my position as Director of Student Affairs on Temple Student Government and as an Owl Ambassador for the Undergraduate Admissions Office! Coming off of an amazing New York City summer, I knew that I had to make the most of my last year here on campus, and participate and explore Philly as much as possible! I have no idea where i’ll be next year, or what i’ll be doing. So as I’ve endlessly told my roommates almost every single day until they’re now tired of me saying it: take everything one-week at a time! Thankfully, we’ve been definitely doing just that!
I’ve attended restaurant week with my fellow Owl Ambassadors just last week at the restaurant Nineteen in center city. With an amazing skyline as our dinner view, I wouldn’t of spent that night any other way. We’ve also had our first Open House of the semester this past Sunday where we got to give tours to a lot, and I mean A LOT, of perspective students! We had over 4,700 high school juniors and seniors attend this past weekend- all of them looking to attend the school that I now call home, so how could I complain about that?
My Temple Student Government girls and I have also made a volleyball team this semester! Besides suffering a loss yesterday, we definitely had a lot of fun just learning the steps as we went, since none of us actually really played before! So now I’ve added some time in for soccer and volleyball this semester, but do I regret it? Of course not!
There’s definitely not enough time in the day, but I’m making the most out of every second (even if I have to bruise up my arms from a volleyball).