I’ve always had an intimate relationship with chaos. Since middle school I was attracted to being involved in more activities than I could bare, as well as staying occupied at home. Between taking ballet classes, participating in Girl Scouts, volunteering at church, signing up for gymnastics lessons, and doing school sports I could hardly keep up with the advanced placement classes I took in the younger years of my life. But, for some reason, I loved the on-the-go feeling of never taking a break. And I still do.
Even in college I’ve managed to land myself in the same situation. I’m the marketing branch of JCC’s Student Senate, I’ve volunteered to be the Secretary of the Newspaper Club’s Jamestown Junction, I’m on a committee for organizing the upcoming “Strides for my Mind 5K,” and [as you can see] I’m a Student Voices blogger. Among all of this I take five college courses three days a week, take a biology lab course on Wednesdays, am an unofficial member of a club at Saint Bonaventure University, have two jobs, and exercise during my so-called “free-time.” What a life, huh?
I can’t say I don’t love “just chilling.” Who doesn’t? But I believe that one of life’s purposes is to do what we love and fall in love doing it. If you don’t surround yourself or actively participate in things that interest you then, well, life would be boring. I love doing what I do because it’s a passion of mine to help others, and I fall in love with the success I feel when I accomplish these things. I encourage others to find activities they’re passionate about too. Trust me- you’ll find time to love it!
For more information on the “Strides for my Mind 5K” please go to: https://www.facebook.com/StridesForMyMind5K
To register for the race please see:
http://racesonline.com and search “Strides for my Mind 5K”