You need patience, time to learn how to prioritize

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

College sucks. But what sucks even more is going through college not knowing what the hell you’re doing.

Sure, your elders and other columnists from what it seems can tell you to prioritize and work on your own mental health and all that other jazz.

What they don’t tell you, however, is the truth.

Staying on top of things and being organized to the point where your planner is decked out with beautiful, colorful tabs and labels and you only write with over-priced gel pens is a hoax.

Good for those of you who have mastered this witchcraft.

But, if you are anything like me, who has dropped a few Andrew Jacksons at Office Depot because you thought those “staying organized” tips on Pinterest would actually work, just know it’s not your fault.

Pardon the cliché, but this is a learning experience and learning to stay organized and prioritize your responsibilities and assignments takes time and practice (another cliché, I know, please don’t stone me.)

Some of us may pick up on this faster but there’s nothing wrong if you still struggle.

Take your time and find what works for you, and don’t listen to that one person who brags about how great they are at life and school and whatever else they share on Facebook.

Odds are, they’re just lonely sobs who brag about themselves to capture the attention they need for survival.

Hang in there, folks, there’s always next year to learn how to stay organized.

Analicia Haynes is a junior journalism major. She can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].