"If I Knew Then What I Know Now"

If I knew now what a commitment being president of an organization is I would not have taken on so many other activities. This past year I was president of my sorority, a member of FFA, a member of Food Science Club, an Ag Ambassador, a manager at my job, and took eighteen credits each semester. I am really good at time management but I do not recommend over committing yourself. I found myself working late, losing sleep, being stressed and not having a good time. I also felt as though I was letting people down. This is when I realized I over committed myself and needed to cut back on things. School and classes was not an option so I only helped out in my clubs when I could and did not commit to being a leader or in charge of anything without knowing that one hundred percent I could commit.

I do not want to discourage you from getting involved however I know there are only 24 hours in a day and you can only stretch so far. Therefore, my advice to you is to join things you are overly passionate about. And only commit to lead if you know you can give it your all. This way you will have fun while you are learning and leading.
-Megan Coy

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About cmanneri

Christy is a graduate student within the School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Delaware. She is the chief operating officer of a local non-profit, 3B Brae’s Brown Bags and a Communications Specialist for the University of Delaware. Her research interests include issues of social justice, such as nutritional insecurity, community re-entry, and domestic violence. She also volunteers with her local school district and has a deep passion for education policy, as she believes many social injustices stem from inequitable opportunities in education.

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