For those who don’t know I switched majors from Business to Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering exactly one year ago and I’ve been following a challenging but rewarding class schedule in order to advance in the major and stay on track. This summer I enrolled in 6 weeks Linear Algebra (which I do not recommend anyone to take such an intense class in that short amount of time) as well as 14 weeks Calculus 3, Physics w/Calc, and Physics Lab. (Trust me, I know…)
Attending 15+ hours of lecture a week over summer in Miami and having to study the quality of coursework these classes are comprised of has been an experience. Not to mention working 25+ hours a week at a restaurant as a new server, practicing music at the same time and trying to maintain a social life. It almost sounds impossible.
I encountered what it truly meant to not have enough hours in a day. To attend classes every morning (which are extra long during summer term), commute from class to class all around Miami, have to study 10+ hours a day for days straight, get home at midnight and have no time to spend with friends or family, let alone have no time to answer calls or text messages, work 10 hour shifts until 3am every weekend, and of course… deal with the sleep deprivation that came along with it all. Battling time became a daily norm –
As some of you may be reading this asking what is wrong with this girl, I can honestly tell you I would not have wanted it any other way.
In the beginning I thought I would fail. I almost quit my job and dropped a class because of sleep deprivation and stress, but I worked my way through it and focused on my goal.
Pushing myself through a cycle where I was constantly finishing one task after another, and dedicating all my time to myself and my goals, allowed me to really embrace what I am capable of accomplishing.
Not having enough time to do what I need taught me how to use the time I have to make more.
Taking advantage of every moment I have, whether to study, make money, music, or workout has taught me I am in control of what I chose to do in my life no matter how difficult or impossible it seems.
I am proud to have (barely) made it past these 6 weeks and end Linear Algebra with a B+ as well as maintained an A in both calc 3 and physics… as well as haven’t quit my job…
I am not here to complain nor brag but to set an example as someone who used to be lazy and set excuses for myself to someone who has been able to throwaway limits and push for what I desire…
You are not controlled by your current situation unless you allow it to.
If you really truly want something, set your mind to it, use your TIME correctly, and you will get it.
Take advantage of life’s infinite possibilities, never leave room for doubt
And always keep your doors open to opportunity
Obtaining a strong mindset and keeping your FOCUS is key to accomplish anything you set your mind to.
The road can get difficult but YOU have the key to the emotions and energy that will guide you through it. Most of us learn this the hard way, the hardest part is actually believing it.
Your life is truly a reflection of your thoughts
And the universe doesn’t reward you simply by what you ask for, but by how you react to the situations that are thrown your way.
Learn to accept your reality, and create your best way to embrace it.
This has been a tiring but beyond rewarding experience and I am excited for everything life has in store,
Love your life, it’s your only one!!
I hope I can help others going through time struggles or just loss of motivation, feel free to reach out ☺️