New year, new semester, new opportunity

So here we are again, resuming this reader/writer relationship thing we have here. It’s a great thing and I wish we had this moment more often. I guess that’s what makes this moment so valuable to me, and thankfully we will have this once a week for a while. This is my second semester as your Editor in Chief and for some of you, this is your second semester here at Stevens in general, so I cannot wait to see what lies in store for both of us this semester.

It’s not a stretch to say that we have a very interesting syllabus week here at Stevens. The interesting part is that the week lasts ten minutes, and then you are already preparing for the final. At this point in our Stevens career, we should expect nothing less. Last semester may have been a shock for some of you if you aren’t accustomed to the work load, but by now you’ve either adapted to it or have learned to, at the very least, go with it. Since this is not only a new semester, but also a new year, there is never been a better time to sit down and reevaluate your goals and your purpose. I know for me personally, this is the time of year where I spend some real time thinking about my current situation and how far I am along the road to reaching my goals.

We all get caught up in academics and other activities like sports or Greek Life, but it is important to take a look at all those things and make sure that they are still valuable to us. Since it’s that “new year, new me” time of year, there is no better time than now to reorganize and ask yourself if everything going on for you right now is making you happy and pushing you closer to your goals. Note what wasn’t helping you last semester and try to shift your focus a little. Nothing should be more important to you than your well-being and happiness. This is the year to eliminate the negativity that darkened your past year. This is the year to buckle down on your priorities and learn new things. Most importantly, this is your year to get acquainted with opportunity and use it to your advantage.

I hope that you, my reader, are found well reading this and that every moment we have together is memorable. It will sure be memorable for me. See you next week.