I’ve Always Admired

… people who are considered ‘all-rounders’.

I believe I wrote a blog post about this before but I guess the thought just struck me again.

I’ve always wanted to be an all-rounder, a person who can juggle multiple things at once and succeed not just academically but also socially and in the sports or arts that they pursue. I had never been considered an all-rounder. As far as I can remember, I can only do a thing at a time which could be either academic or sports, never both. I’ve always found it mentally and physically exhausting which made me admire and look up to people who actually could.

When I entered university, I have a minor goal in mind. I wanted to be an all-rounder and succeed in whatever I am doing e.g. in studies and in external activities, but I fail to realise that it is, in fact, something that is really hard.

Checking in into Semester 2 of Year 1 in NUS: I’ve been in 2 ad-hocs, currently in another, which makes it 3 in total and I’m also in Silat. I’m also struggling with maintaining a decent social life and spending quality time with my family. Also, trying hard to have time for myself and time to exercise.

I guess that is all part of the whole university experience right?

So far, I think I’m doing well at putting myself out there and getting to know a lot of people. But my fitness and my personal time suffer as a consequence. Studies is still a priority though.

I mean, I have to learn how to juggle time. That is key.

I’m at the end of my Year 1 and I am still finding the right balance. I hope I can solve it before Year 2.



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