Struggles Of Balancing Life: A Personal Narrative

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In today's fast paced world often times we don’t realize how we go through life at full speed never slowing down to just stop and take a breath. Always trying to get to the next appointment, teachers meeting, and get togethers with friends and family; time is fleeting. For the people out there that have no problem with organizing their life I applaud you. Being able to manage everything without missing a beat is something I wish I was accomplished at. But my outside obligations to work, and family are constantly getting in the way of my schooling.

Life has me spinning so fast, that hardly know where I am, when I am there. I didn't think that trying to juggle school,work and life was going to be so hard for me. On tuesdays, I have school in the morning from 9:15am to 12:45pm. I am supposed to have all my work done and ready for presentation as soon as I walk into the class.Then after class I have to go and pick up my daughter from school bring her home and make lunch for us. In addition to all that I also have to go to work from 1:00pm to 10:00pm at night. My day is completely jam packed with obligations to myself and others. I hardly have any down time for homework, so I have to complete most of it at work, on my hour lunch break. My life has become so fast, so busy, and so pressured that, for me, it has become too stressful, and it’s depriving me of the pleasure. My classmates and I are always saying “There is no time.” And there really is no time for me.

To begin with the way I see it is that just because school, job, and family are separated doesn’t mean I need split them into three different parts, yes they’re different areas but I shouldn't have the same mind for each set of them. When I started to split myself it started to show in my class performance. For me my school work was the hardest affected; I started to turn in shoddy work. Because whether the things were reading assignments, or annotating paragraphs they began looking like the same thing. It was starting to be glaringly obvious to me that my slacking and lack of balancing...

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