The past week was the first week of school at SDSU, and for some reason it started on a Monday instead of the usual Wednesday/Thursday, so it felt like it was already a month of class to me! I went to all my classes (so far…lol) and know people in pretty much all of them! Well, except for one class, sad sad. But anyways, I’ve also been working a lot and that gets me really tired! I was getting 4-6 hours of sleep each night, and did get a little sick, but I feel a lot better and finally got a 8 hour sleep last night! APSA finally kicks off with it’s first meeting on Tuesday, so if you’re open at 2PM then go to the Backdoor in Lower Aztec! I am really proud of all the Eboard members because everyone did a great job on tabling at the Student Involvement Expo and we certainly got a lot more names/emails than last year for sure! And a lot more freshman, so the future of APSA looks stable to me so far.
However, having been so busy with APSA, work and schooling, I haven’t been able to do much for my Fraternity, Phi Delta Theta. I feel really bad and I really wish I had more time for it and I really do want to continue on with it, but I have my reasons:
1) I am the Vice President of External Affairs for APSA, I have to be there as a VP and as a veteran Eboard member to help the organization out as much as I can to build it stronger than ever before. A lot of the events APSA attends, Phi Delt attends as well, but because I am on board with APSA, I must and should be with them at all times because this organization came first into my life and changed me and my ways of thinking in so many different aspects, that I have to give back to the people within the same great feelings and emotions I have been honored to attain. I will always remember this fantastic organization for the rest of my life, and I want everyone else who joins this to feel the same way and have a better future because of APSA.
2) I’m taking 16 units and finally got all the classes I needed so far, but I need to concentrate on my grades. I have a 2.3 GPA, and it can easily fall if I slack off. I’m pretty much about to enter mainly engineering courses and I’ve already used 11 units out of 16 units for course forgiveness and I’ve got to use another 3 for the Spring, so I really need to stay on track and do better than ever before. Most of my classes are going to be difficult, but luckily I have 1 or 2 of them that will be more lenient and relaxing, but I need to transfer those free times for those courses to the other hard ones. I need to get at least all B’s this semester!
3) Since I am finally employed at Tapioca Express on Convoy (visit me!), I can finally earn some income, and I should now start trying to handle money and life on my own. My parents have been so kind and generous to help me out with money problems, but since I’m working I should now start to try to make it on my own for most of the things in life, excluding the bigger things which I can’t pay on my own yet, such as the apartment, tuition, etc. But I can now start to pay everything else off by myself, like food, school supplies, gas, and stuff like that. I’ve never felt the feeling of money being so tight and having to be so conservative with it ever before in my life, so now I want to get that feeling so I can learn what it feels like and learn how to cope with it and work around it. It’ll better me as a person and make me think in a different way and find new ways around things.
As of right now I am debating if I should be inactive for Phi Delta Theta, and it really pains me to even think of that because I joined this organization knowing that I wanted to make a change and help bring a different and better atmosphere to the SDSU community. I really have no idea what to do, but if I’m paying off monthly dues for the Fraternity and can’t even make the meetings or events we’re paying for, then why pay at all? I need to figure out the answer before this weekend is over, and I must say this is one of the hardest decisions in my life. I have so much belief in the organization and really want to be a part of it, but damn do I have time for it? We shall see soon enough!
Just a random quote that I was thinking about today but totally true:
"Don’t let your emotions overpower you’re intelligence"