Tuesday, August 30, 2011

mindful mondays (on a thoughtful tuesday)

By now you've probably realized that this blog is a little more M than Z, but come on, who didn't expect that from the get-go? Anyway, yesterday was a little bit overwhelming for a Monday, so I have decided to embark on an endeavor to keep me focused on the important things. Obviously I didn't get to it yesterday, but from here on out I intend to write these introspective posts each Monday. Get excited, readers! (all 2.5 of you...)  I might delve into an issue I've been struggling with, or I might just mention a nice quote I've come across that encouraged, inspired, or simply entertained me (well, quotes are likely to also show up on days besides Mondays (or in this case, Tuesdays); consider yourself warned).

Only the fourth day into the semester and I've already realized that it will be a busy one. The clock is ticking on my Rhodes application deadline, which is both increasingly daunting and frustrating. I only have the personal statement left (aka the most important part...), and i pretty much need to finish it in the next day or two so I can have it proofread. Fun stuff.

To ease this pressure, I regularly remind myself of a quote I discovered on a sticker on my roommate's wall. It's by Pres. Teddy Roosevelt, and I'm pretty certain I'm even going to work it into my Rhodes essay. It is quite straightforward, but somehow seeing it with quotations around it makes it seem much more empowering. I'll leave you with it so you can go and do great things as well...

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."

Simple as that folks. Happy Monday (er...Tuesday).

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