Twenty-four hours not enough

The hands on the clock are in constant motion, constantly driving lives into the future, caring little for the time that is left behind. Twenty four hours is all one has in a day to sleep, work, do chores, relax, spend time with family, etc. This is rings true in many lives, including mine.

I am a part-time college student, an advanced placement high school student, a varsity football player. I also work a part time job that holds me late and and I consider myself a very social person with a large circle of friends. And yet, no matter what the case is, only there are only 24 hours in the day for me to balance all this. In other words, I have stretched myself too thin. I often find myself struggling to keep up in school, struggling to stay awake at work, struggling to have the energy to play football, and it is taking its toll. I go through the day on autopilot, and because of this, my senior year has been hellacious. This is a problem.

Many say that senior year will be filled with laughs, last memories – a true breeze. However, this is false.”

— Jeremy Harper, 12

Many say that senior year will be filled with laughs, last memories – a true breeze. However, this is false. I feel many of my peers and I almost do too much, buried under the pressure to get involved in order to have things on college applications. We do so much, that things we would tend to enjoy become more of a burden. 

Quite simply, there is not enough time in the day, and many seniors have stretched themselves too thin. I am not sure if there is a solution to my problem, but underclassmen beware. Fight the temptation to do everything. Work hard, but leave time for yourself. If not, many you could end up like me, exhausted and not fully enjoying my last year here.