I don’t seem to really have a problem balancing my life. When I wake up in the morning, I follow my schedules if it is a day, I have classes, and if not, I tend to make room to enjoy myself. Nevertheless, I always make time to make sure that work is done, no matter how time consuming it is. If I find I am having a problem with something I am trying to do, then I reach out to my professors about it. I have spent countless hours on schoolwork (primarily architecture work) because I am studying to be an architect. I want to do well in life, but not let the work consume me. As I have mentioned, I value my mother as a very important being in my life. I make sure to sit with her during my time off and prepare lunches so that we can eat together. Which is also something I love doing- which is cooking. I have managed to make time to let myself do the things I love. Such as spending time with family and cooking. On the times I do have off, such as the weekends, I spend time with my friends and not let my stress get in the way. Don’t get me wrong, if there is a paper I need to do, I will make sure to have it done before allowing myself to go anywhere because I know I won’t be able to stop thinking about it once I am out, but I know that it is important to also live your life now because I am still young. I am known to be a very organized person, which I do take confidence in that, but it also tends to stress me out. Therefore, I have realized that things like cooking and taking to my friends allows me to relieve some of that stress and allow me to breath for that few hours that I am away from schoolwork. But once I am back home and sitting in front of my computer, I get what needs to be done, DONE! As it is, I am currently a freshman year student in my first semester of college, so everything is going to be stressful and school is going to consume my life for right now. But during this past summer I did have the time of my life. I took on a job that make me feel good because I was working with a special needs kid and his brother. We went on adventures and spent 3 out of 7 days a week together. And the times that I wasn’t with them, especially the nights, I spent with my friends. Us alone had our own adventures where we traveled upstate for the weekend or my best friend and I visited different coffee places on Long Island together every week. Nevertheless, I have found that when it comes to the things I value in life, and what I actually do from my day to day, I see that I somehow have balanced my social life and school life and that is all I can ask for!