Life as a marathon

Have you ever heard that life is a marathon? It’s not really how fast you start, but how much you can still keep up the pace?

I feel that way during my MBA. For some reason, there’s just a constant streams of things to do, and even though you’re killing these responsibilities one by one, you still have so much to do.

For example, on Monday, we have a quiz on Corporate Finance. Tuesday brings another quiz in Information Systems. There are around three financial services companies whose job application deadlines are within the next couple of days. And I am still doing a conference and managing a club on the side.

And here, we remember Trader’s words of not spreading myself too thin. But as the people at Goldman Sachs had said in a career talk, it’s just really a habit of excellence. Not that I’m implying that I excel all the time, which is totally false, but the fact is, I always get myself into these sorts of activities all the time.

In  high school for example, I was editor of the school paper. In college, I was president of the university’s second largest organization. My years in Taiwan made me chairperson of a 2,800 social organization, and once again, am taking a leadership position at HKUST.

Hahaha, not that I’m complaining. I love this stress… or you can even say that we have this love hate relationship. But seriously, it’s only these past couple of days that I find my typing to be uncoordinated, and spelling typos more numerous than usual. Given that I’m usually a fast, flawless typist, this is troublesome for me.

Am I really just being too tired? Am I really just stretching myself too thin? 😦

Which brings us why I think that life is a marathon. It totally is.

We think that after we finish our to do lists, we’re done for the day. But actually, I realize that by constantly reaching out for the stars, the responsibilities just grows every single day.

I remember the time when I was still at my first job, working in a 9am-5pm position, and having the time to do whatever I darn wanted in the evening. Nowadays, am up my neck with work, and honestly, I am to blame for this over-exhaustion.

Forgive me then for complaining. It’s just that it gets tiring after awhile. It’s been awhile since I last had a break and massage and the next break is actually in 3-4 more weeks. Argh.

Anyway, gotta take a shower and sleep. We just finished our International Night today and it was totally awesome!

Take care and miss you all!

Advertisements

About Bonita

I'm a forgetful person. But I think a lot. Every day, a lot of thoughts enter my head. That's why this blog came to be: first, to keep my memories alive through the years, and two, to actually see how I and my thoughts have changed. Please note that I seldom draft or edit my posts. Sometimes, if I'm not careful, I offend some of you, my readers. And while I apologize for making you feel uncomfortable, I am not sorry for being honest or for making well-intentioned mistakes. I will however be the first to admit if I change my mind. Hence, do read and proceed with caution. My life is as colorful and as boring as you make it. I complain many days, but offer some encouragement in others. Life is fluid, it changes. So keep the positives and throw away the negatives, and I do hope that at the end of the day, you will enjoy reading the blog and leaving comments here and there if my posts touches you. Happy reading!
This entry was posted in Life lessons. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s