You might be asking yourself, why does Burnie only blog on the bus? Well, it’s because that’s the only time I have to spare. I’m a student, I’m the leader of Stavanger RU, I also hold positions in a slew of other organizations, such as the student organization at my faculty, and still 3 more. This all amounts to meetings almost every day on top of all the school work I need to do. In short: I’m very, very busy.

So what’s the trick to managing my time to make this all work? I’d love to tell you, but the truth is I’m still trying to figure it out myself. I’m desperately trying to keep up with my studies, which isn’t exactly made easier by retaking two classes that I failed earlier, probably due to not knowing the trick. If you feel like you’re juggling like this, the only thing I can tell for sure is that trying to sleep less in order to make more time definitely does not work. I tried it for a while, but I just ended up oversleeping every day and felt increasingly shitty.

The smart thing to do is more than likely to drop two or three distractions. Figure out what’s most important to you right now, and then you can decide how many distractions you can handle. However if you’re anything like me, you’re in too deep to just drop everything, there are people who depend on you getting your shit together. Not only that, you like all the stuff that you do, and you’re damn well not about to give it all up just because you have to do your blogging on the bus, or whatever it is you don’t have time to do in a “normal” fashion.

That’s me as of today; I’m struggling a bit, and some weeks I feel like I’m just late for everything, but it seems to work out, somehow. Let’s briefly examine the how of my case, how on earth has it worked out so far? Turns out, there might not be a trick, but there is a secret: I, you, all of us, need help. I don’t mean a shrink, except for you, Daniel, seriously, go see someone. For the rest of us, a friend will suffice, a partner in crime, or two, if you can find two, but friends like this are hard to come by. Two people can get four times the amount of shit done, honestly, I’ve done the math, it’s perfectly logical, sort of.

And there’s one more thing that we all need to be reminded of every once in a while: it’s not the end of the world if you fuck up sometimes, you just need to learn from it, give the middle finger to the window, laugh, and do better next time.


And with that, I’m out.
Yours truly

Ah, and the song of the blog is Cave In, by Owl City.

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