So now I’m 4 weeks in to my 3rd year at USC and midterms have hit! I am trying to juggle sorority life, game days, on campus involvements, and internship searching all while taking engineering courses. It’s a little overwhelming sometimes but I’ve been managing my time pretty well this semester. I’ve learned that the key is to college is prioritization, and even though it’s hard to choose one part of your life over the other, it’s definitely necessary sometimes if you want to stay sane and get enough sleep!
In high school, my schedule was a lot more structured – wake up, class, student orgs, sports, sleep. In college, no one structures your day for you like that and more often than not, you end up having a different schedule every day of the week. My first two years at USC, I only used a handwritten planner (I know I’m stuck in the past), but this semester I began using an electronic calendar and it has saved my life!!!
This past week has been exceptionally busy because I was in NorCal for the weekender and then had two midterms back to back on Tuesday and then had to finish up all of my homework that I had been putting off until after my midterms. My best friend from home is coming to visit me next week and I’m so excited to see her, but that means that I need to get all of work done so I can spend time with her stress-free! My sorority’s invite is that Friday and then the following day we are going to the USC vs. ASU football game. On Sunday I think we’re going to go to brunch and then the beach before she heads back to Fresno!
With such a busy schedule, it’s difficult to keep everything balanced, but I’m excited for all of the fun things I’m going to be doing this semester!