How to Have it All Starting in High School
I feel as though there is this common misconception that a person can’t have it all. Almost like an unsaid maxim that a person can’t be smart and at the same time be the star quarterback, artist, or musician. Who says we can’t have it all? A huge struggle that I faced this year was wanting to have it all. I wanted to be in the top ten people of my class but still maintain a great social life. I wanted to have fun every weekend yet I wanted to make all A’s and get into the college of my dreams. This brings me to the unsaid maxim that a person can’t have it all. As my junior year unfolded I realized the key to my success in “having it all” was balance. I started becoming more of a planner. I would study insanely hard during the week for tests or projects that were coming up. I would make time on Saturdays to get a little homework done so I wouldn’t have such a huge load on Sunday. I cut down the hour I use to spend on Facebook every night and I watched TV less. Suddenly I had more time to spend studying during the week and more time to have a social life on the weekends. I began to realize what my priorities were; those hours spent on Facebook or watching TV suddenly seemed like such a waste of time. Once I had my priorities right and my life balanced I felt like I really had it all. Of course the way I balanced my life may not work for everyone. Maybe watching TV or getting on Facebook is a priority for some people. In the end, a real sense of having it all depends on figuring out the priorities in life and making time to balance them.