Good afternoon (or morning, depending on where you are reading this from). I know that the blog posts have been few and far apart ever since I have returned from China, and that is exactly the thing which I have been wanting to write about today.
My past few weeks have been full of work, and although I had originally seen this as an excuse, I can now see it for what it really is… an opportunity. My main focus has shifted these past few days, I have realized that my time management, along with general planning skills need improvement. Thus, I want to enhance these skills during these next months. I have realized that with the new workload from AP and honors courses, there is a lot that I need to change about myself on a base level. Above all else, I want to improve myself on a mental level, and that is what I am aiming to do. Although I have not made astronomical progress so far, I still remind myself that Rome wasn’t built in a day, and that pacing is everything. Therefore, the improvements that I have been working on making so far – such as creating a dedicated work environment, charting out my time and limiting electronic access – have already created a large number of improvements not only in my work ethic but also in my personal determination. Though I may not necessarily enjoy this situation now, I believe that I will be more than pleased with it in the long run…
I want to end this post off by asking you if you have any tips for me. Of course, different things work for different people, but I still want to have options. I am trying to create a “when life works list”, a concept that was brought up to me in a discussion with one of my friends and mentors. This is a list of anything that, well, makes life work – even if it is just by a little bit. If you have any suggestions, and you feel inclined to share them, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org such that I may add them to my list. I also, yet again, want to thank everyone who is reading this because, as I say time and time again, all of you have contributed to my life and my successes in some form or another.
– Oscar Clement