One of items that the public often have a hard time coming to terms with stems from the subject of time management. Despite trying their best, many often find it nearly impossible to do all the things they want to do in life while using the correct and ethical methods. While a hundred years ago, someone’s daily agenda may have resembled sleep, eight hours of work, and some home repair, it’s clear that in today’s rapid paced world, it’s easy for one to find themselves making extremely important sacrifices to one of their roles in order to partially satisfy the needs of others. In my own life, there is a countless number of roles that I’m required to fill, and others that I’ve volunteered myself to fill. One of the ones I’ve thrusted upon myself that finds itself creating problems is my college career.
When I was in ninth grade, I worked hard enough to achieve a goal that I had set for myself five years prior. That goal, to earn straight A’s, was satisfied all four marking periods that year to my great surprise. Very happy that I had done so well, my father, an adjunct at Burlington County College in the Criminal Justice department, presented me with the opportunity to accelerate my college by completing three to six credits a semester at BCC while still in high school. Knowing that this was the perfect opportunity to finish credits in Mathematics and Science, the courses that I’d do poorly on if presented with at a four year college, I took him up on the offer.
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What I did not realize at the time was just how arduous and time consuming my classes would eventually become. While I very rarely have given in to stress during my life, there have been times while doing my BCC work that I’ve felt myself falling apart at the seams. That is not because the work is necessarily difficult to an uncomprehensible degree. Instead, is it because my role as a college student has often served to conflict with my high school work, in addition to my job in Media Relations. These two life features have more than once left me unable to complete my college work until the eve of it’s due date. And as any college student will admit, this is not the best way to ensure great grades. Spending my Sunday nights completing work has left high school work to suffer more than once, while I’ve also had days where gaining back the extra sleep from the studious night before has made many clients unhappy with me. And despite trying my best to change the way I view myself, I’m can’t be happy with myself if other’s aren’t.
What I’m experiencing, however, is not what one would call role strain. While I’ve certainly felt like I was not living up to expectations in all three roles, I’ve continually done fairly well for myself. My GPA at BCC, while below what I’d like it to be, satisfies the needs of my parents, with the same being said for my actions during high school. I serve as a Special Education aid during my off periods, and according to the teachers, have never once had a day where I was visibly tired or unmotivated. In addition, despite days where I’ve been incapable of making important phone calls thanks to my college work, my boss cheers me on since I do the job for a pay that’s relatively low. If more roles were introduced into my life, there’s a very big possibility that strain may be felt. However, with life as it is now, I cope the best I can.
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That’s not to say that the college-high school-job conflict is the only one prevalent in my life. My work with my Special Education students has more than once left a close friend without someone to sit with, which often hurts important friendships. There’s also been a long standing problem in my life as to whether or not to satisfy the needs of my family or the needs of my friends, and how to make that decision while maintaining my college-high school-job trifecta. When it comes down to it, the role conflicts often wind up making life more interesting. Accompanying that fact is the sense of betterment that I often feel when I have successfully overcame the hurdles placed in front of myself. Without that sense of satisfaction, I couldn’t imagine how I would be coping with my role conflicts.