Simply Shreya: 365 days


Morgan Kong

Wingspan's Shreya Jagan shares her personal take on issues and experiences in her weekly column Simply Shreya.

Shreya Jagan, Staff Reporter

365 days. It’s been 365 days since the first day of school last year.

One year ago today, I thought I could do everything. Being in all the clubs, going to every event, get the best grades. I wanted to do all of it right away and It took me a while to realize that’s not possible.

In these four years of our lives, things may seem like a race, but there’s always time to pursue the things you love. So, use that time to find yourself instead of trying to complete a checklist as fast as you possibly can.

It’s not always easy.

It can seem pressuring to have all A’s, and have everything on point. Sometimes, I push myself to make sure that I live up to my full potential even if it means staying up until one or 2 a.m. to finish my English assignment or my math project.

I get so sucked into the whirlwind of what we call high school that I forget to take care of myself.

We forget that there’s a limit for everything, and on certain occasions, it’s best to just stop and take a breath.

Be able to let go and give yourself some time before you can put all of that energy into your studies. In order to succeed, you need to know where you stand with your mental health and your ability to handle everything.