Life, and a few things in between.
Hannah T. is a Management major in ADMU. She owns an online fashion brand and serves as a Marketing Director for a Christian campaign.
How do you spend time productively? What is a typical day in your life? :)
Well, I always have things planned in advance, to begin with. I’m generally not spontaneous—which isn’t a good thing at times. I have a planner which I review and write on regularly. I set goals—both short term and long term—and plan practical steps to get there. Although I find that I can only make things happen with great discipline (and believe me, I’m still an amateur at this). I’d create mini-rules for myself (at times I’d write them down) and make alarms on my phone to make sure I remember to do this.
Being productive is great and fulfilling, but there’s a danger when you’re always focused on trying to achieve something (at times you get burned out and barely forget to just enjoy what you have right in front of you), but that’s a whole different story. Haha!
A typical day would consist of doing work (academic and extra-curricular), quiet time during the morning and evening (I like to reflect, but at times I wake up late or end up too tired to think), having lunch or dinner with a close friend (I have this love for sitting for hours and talking about anything—from mundane to profound, managing my online business, and learning—be it in school, reading / watching the news, reading a book, talking to someone older and more experienced than I am.
I’d respect and look up to a genuine nobody over a superficial somebody any given day.
There is great beauty in time, there is splendor in allowing life to pleasantly unfold without expectation or manipulation. Each one of us has his own pace. Just because most, if not some are far ahead does not mean the other is left behind.
You are strong when you just be.
You know how, when someone understands you, you feel like a child who had been given candy—as if all your energies hadn’t been fruitless talking to someone who responds unfavorably to your dilemma, or hasn’t given you the treatment you would have given if someone had a problem and you were there to perhaps say something relevant and encouraging—and completely not generic? There are people who merely hear, and there are those who listen. There are people who would really take the time to walk in your shoes and see the paths you tread, the rocks you had to step on, and the waters you had to cross to get to where you are. There are people who would see how your feet are all soaked and muddy from the rain. They would understand as if they were truly there.
Sometimes, you just want someone to listen, and perhaps not say anything, because let’s face it—not everyone gives good advice—and some people end up making you feel worse than you did when you hadn’t told them what you’re going through. But damn, there are just people who get you the first time you say it.
And goodness damn, there sure are only a few people like that.
So to those of you who do, thank you. I tread on because of you.
Embrace the race with this chinoise-fied bodycon dress from Dash & Donna’s new collection.
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