Summer is almost over and I am starting to freak out! I am not looking forward to going back to school! I have this problem where I really overbook myself which means that I am taking five classes, in two clubs, volunteering, and working 30 hours a week. How am I going to make this work?
Last year, I lived on campus which provided me the luxury of literally rolling out of bed and running to class. This year I live 30ish minutes away so I will have to plan my time wisely. I’m anxious about living off campus because I never have done it before. I moved back home with my parents so that I can study abroad in the spring. I can’t sign a lease since I will be leaving (hopefully!) in January.
The reality of summer coming to an end has driven me to writing lists like crazy. There is still so much that I need to get done but so little time! Lists are my way of getting everything out of my system. Once I write it done I can stop remembering and overanalyzing it. I have a journal that is completely designated for lists. I write lists of bloggers I follow, blog post ideas, what I need to get done, what to buy, etc. I write lists mostly before bed so that I can sleep without worrying about the things that I have to do the next day.
Organization is a huge part of my life. College is hard and staying on top of assignments is almost impossible. I rely heavily on lists, my planner, and excel spreadsheets to keep me on task. I am currently in the market for a new 2014-2015 planner which I will most likely buy from Target. I really considered buying an expensive planner this year because it is something that I use every day. But in the end I would rather spend my money on tuition or something more important.
Well, thanks for reading my random blog. Remember to enjoy the rest of your summer! 🙂
2 thoughts on “End of Summer Thoughts”
Oh man oh man. Reading this I just kept nodding my head – I totally get where you are coming from! Although my college situations have been a little different (moving across the country, playing college sports, etc) the lists and the planning is SPOT ON. I was actually thinking about when I’m going to get my planner recently as well. Having a proper one is key! Anyway thanks for sharing and best of luck to you! *especially on the traveling abroad bit 🙂
Thank you so much! It seems like lately I have so much to do and not enough time. I’m glad I’m not alone in this! 🙂