I have been reeling from a few setbacks this week that have created a sense of doubt, but sometimes it takes setbacks to know how to revise your mindset and actions that will prevent these incidences in the future. Again, I am the type of person that demands perfection from myself, and when that perfection is threatened or there is a glitch, I crack. As a result, I volley between trying to cheer myself up or taking a long (***Long.***) minute to reflect and criticize my handling of the problem . By choosing to reevaluate my strategy for finishing the semester, I'm praying that it will work in my favor. In one of my reflective thoughts, I also determined that I need a balance of social and academic life. However, I am struggling to find the right combination of them both. When in doubt, moderation is key, right? I went to the women's soccer match on Wednesday, and aside from witnessing a win, it was relatively nice to take a quick breather from classwork. This weekend I offered to be a volunteer for the TrueBlue 5k marathon, and said volunteers are required to show up at 6AM precisely (We'll definitely see if that activity pans out.). That afternoon, there's a home football game against New Mexico State University, but since I have a take-home mid-term exam due Monday and two research papers to attend to, that is one giant question mark in my calendar.
Next week, I'm looking at my second history exam, tons of homework, a possible political science club meeting, and an optional special lecture on online museums. Meanwhile, plans for the movement after undergrad school goes to the back of the line. Focus, I tell myself, focus. On a side note, Thanksgiving Break, where art thou?