Lately, as per usual, I’ve been pulled in about a dozen different directions. Between homework, classes, papers, two jobs, dancing, the Echo, and LIT, it’s really easy to get distracted from the people in my life. For the first two years of college, I think I did just that. Everything was always revolving around school work and people were constantly taking a back seat to that. Even though it’s important to focus on school and all the work it entails (since that is sort of the point of college), people and relationships are of a more lasting value because people themselves are infinitely more important than grades. Now, don’t misunderstand me, working hard in school and doing the best that you can is important since it (at this point in our lives) is our job as students and it would be foolish is squander the opportunity to learn all we can from this short experience (senior wistfulness, anyone?). I am saying though, that making time for your friends and loved ones shouldn’t be something that you cut out of your life. People are great and honestly, even though I feel like I don’t have time, I am so much happier and focused when I actually spend time with friends and give them my attention, sans homework, for a couple hours. All of this is to say, that if you’re super busy, as I’m sure everyone is, make time for the people that matter. Even if that means actively scheduling time in for them or writing a quick note or email to say you’re thinking about them, it’s worth it. I promise.
I’m done with my ramblings for now. I hope you all have lovely evenings and take some time for people this week.