The Longer Ones

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

On the bright side

I am more independent now than I have ever been before.

It's a bit daunting but in fairness I'm really getting used to the whole independence thing. I am able to hang out with friends whenever I want, do homework whenever I want, and although I'm in college, college is not restricting like high school and feels very optional.

With all this independence comes great responsibility time. It is our most valuable resource. When someone is thrown in this environment, you have the ultimate freedom to choose how to spend your time. No matter how much of an adult or a college student you are, time is extremely valuable. The fact that there is not enough time in your day is clearer than ever before.

Because of this, I know who my real friends are. Because of this, I know which classes are most important to me. Because of this, I am able to know more about myself. I now know where my greatest priorities lie, where my desires are, and what I need to do at all times.

One of the best lessons I learned from my major—accounting—is how to properly budget. Whether it's an operational budget or a food budget, it must always add up and we must do our best to stick with this budget (otherwise you'll get some overapplied and underapplied problems). When we think of budgeting we often think of money, but in this case I want to reference time.

How to budget your time. Right now, it is 2:27AM and I have school in the morning. However, because I know my schedule really well and have adapted to survive under stress, I believe it is reasonable. I am fully aware I am sacrificing sleep, but I am doing it for the benefit of sharing this message. In our lives there will always be too little time. There's too many people or too much work or too much obligations... so in response, we must budget efficiently.

It's hard. It really is... I haven't written on this blog for about 2 months... But I need to get back in the habit of doing so. Sometimes we do need to let go of people or dreams that are too big to accomplish. And that's okay. Sure it's tough, but necessary to keep on going.

Though sometimes it's sad, I favor this method because it helps me know myself. I know how to study. I know how to be successful. I know how to finish projects and resolutions and contracts and papers and any deliverable you put in front of me. I know how much sleep I'll need to function, and most of all... I know myself.

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