notes from the road

Posts tagged “balance

work or play?

Last Semester I got pretty bodacious grades. I worked really hard and I achieved, but in doing so I didn’t meet as many new people from around International House (the college where I live) as I have in past semesters. It didn’t help that I was living in a part of the college commenly reffered to as the ‘Townies retirement home’, where third years and med students go. 

When ever I felt like having a chat to someone I’d just open up a new window on the computer where I was sitting in my room and have a squiz on facebook to see if anyone had left me a message, or I’d check my emails (at least twice a day). Now this sort of social interaction does have it’s advantages such as being able to chat with people a long way away, but it still leaves you with a bit of a nothing feeling, like drinking air.

So this semester I’ve decided to go out into the rest of the college and just walk into peoples units and actively meet new people, and so far I’ve been doing this a fair bit, and I must say, I’m loving it. I’ve met lots of really cool people from all over the place and have been doing a lot of fun things – watching movies, playing table tennis, shopping,  going for jogs etc. The thing is though I’ve been having so much fun that so far, Uni work has been knocked off the perch of priorities and I’m not focussing on it as much as I formerly was. So I guess it’s back to juggling work and play and just trying to find the right balance. Hmm, perhaps i should go and discuss this with my friends…