I am back. I know you have all been wondering when I was going to write again (you all meaning the 10 people who actually read my blog). Have no fear I am going to try to get back into a somewhat regular weekly posting schedule now that school is back (YAY!). This is going to be a little tricky though because I have a lot on my plate lately. What is actually on my plate you may be thinking, don’t worry I am going to tell you.
I am a student. I have to go to classes and do homework. Although I don’t feel like I have any homework, I know that cannot be true. I am also a Resident Assistant (RA). Those are the students in the dorms that try to control the animal house that is a college dorm. This takes up a good amount of my time. I haven’t been an RA for long but I can see it is going to be a lot of work. I am also in the mist of trying to get a club I started last year off the ground. In addition to that, I part of the business honors program and have been given a position as a group mentor leader. Meaning I have to schedule and manage meetings between students and top business executives. I also have my friends and all the social aspects associated with college. On top of all of that I am still figure out my life and where I want it to go (No biggie).
Now I am not complaining because you know how I feel about complaining and if you don’t you can find out here. I am just saying that to me, my plate is full. I cannot imagine how people do it when they do as much as me and then add a part-time job and throw in some other activities just for fun.
However, in a way I can see how they do it. Right now I am feeling a bit overwhelmed with everything going on, but I’m really not. You know what I mean? Probably not because that didn’t make any sense. What I mean is that I am feeling overwhelmed but it’s not because of all the things I have on my plate; it is from thinking about how I don’t think I will be able to handle it all. The truth is though; I don’t know how much I can handle. No one really knows how much they can handle unless they overwhelm themselves and fill up their plate. I am just making myself worried for no reason, at least not yet.
Maybe I will be able to handle all of this easily. I feel that I will be fine if I just manage my time right. Even if I can’t handle all of it, that is what the dog is for (sneaking him the food you can’t finish). If I can’t handle it I will just have to let something go. I don’t know what that would be but I will cross that bridge when I come to it.
My point here is not to be afraid of filling up your plate beyond what you think you can handle. In reality you don’t know what you can handle until you have put too much on your plate. It is better to start something and realize you can’t handle it than not to start it at all. Remember it is the things in life that we don’t do that we really regret (more on that here). You may be pleasantly surprised at how much you can actually handle. . .or you can epicly fail but that’s just another lesson learned.
Have you ever made yourself feel overwhelmed with all you had to do? Have you ever felt overwhelmed but were able to handle everything pretty effectively?