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Hello everyone,

This is my final blog and my final week here on campus at Fontbonne as a student.  I can’t believe my college career is coming to a close really quickly.  I have learned so much from my time here at Fontbonne and one of the main things is time management and experiences.  For me I have had to manage my time well throughout my four years at Fontbonne because I have been an involved student athlete.  I have been on the Fontbonne golf team all four years and I am so thankful for the opportunities, friendships and memories that my team has given me during my time on the team.  I have had so many positive experiences during my time on this campus from on campus events to campus ministry retreats, they have all had an impact on the person who I am today.  One thing I learned most is to always take opportunities to attend events whether on campus or off campus because that is the way you will gain friendships.  I have gained so many close friends through organizations and events I have attended such as Snowcoming, off campus sports games, service projects, and various retreats.

In the future I plan to continue taking on experiences with my friends whether it is a local service project or attending a local event, and I hope to always find the positive in the moment.  Once I learned how to stay busy and still manage all of my school work, I knew I could make from week to week and that in the end I would make it through the semester.  Time management is key for any type of job whether I am working in food service or I am serving the dear neighbor by working in the yard.  It is always good to find an efficient way to get the job done so that those who you are working with are not telling you to hurry up.  I learned that it is good to live in the moment throughout all of the fun experiences I have had with friends and my hope is to continue doing that with my good friends after I graduate.  I was recently given great advice from my golf coach, your windshield is larger than your rear view mirror for a reason, because what lies ahead of you is great and more important than what is behind you.  I can’t change what has happened in the last four years while at Fontbonne, it is all a bunch of memories created by my friends and faculty who have made me the person I am now.  The windshield is what lies ahead and the opportunities are waiting and only God’s timing will tell where I end up having a strong career after college comes to a close.

Thank you for reading my blogs this semester and have a great summer everyone.

As one nation, GO Cards and GO Blues!

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Ever since I can remember, I have been go go go. I never seem to slow down or have a break. I love this aspect of my life. I hate not having things to do and my friends and family will tell you that I do my best work and am my best self when I have many things going on. Honestly, when I have many things going on, I sleep better, I eat better, and I am just on my A game.

Although some people may not do well under pressure, stress and deadlines give me life, rather than drain me. I work three jobs right now and go to school full-time. I am working very hard to keep my grades up and my performance at my jobs at the highest level possible. Although I may be stressed out and have to go from place to place all day and night, I am able to stay on track and accomplish my missions and tasks.

My planners are my best friends. I have two planners that I use every day: one for my school work and one for my personal life, appointments and work schedules. Having a lot going on, I am preparing myself for my future. I plan to have a family, work, be involved in groups and organizations, and maintain a social life. This is teaching me how to manage my time and learn to handle all of the tasks that people ask me to take on. The most important thing a person coming into college needs to learn to do is time management.

Time management allows me to get everything done on time and manage to have time for myself. This does allow me time for leisure, I just plan it out. Moreover, this planning allows me to have flexibility because I know all of the things I have going on so I am less likely to cancel appointments and meetings and I am able to be the most responsible.

So…

My advice is that if you are struggling with time management, get a planner and take the time to plan out your time. It sounds silly, but taking the time to plan out your week every Sunday or Monday, you will be able to know what are you doing for the week so few things will surprise you! Take the time to plan your time because time is valuable and time is money!

Xoxo,

Claire

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I absolutely cannot live without having spare time. As a commuter, it is very important for me to manage my time wisely. Since I’m at Fontbonne 8 hours a day , it is a good idea for me to get my homework done when I am not in class so that when I get home I have lots of free time. At home I started watching Scream Queens and I’m really excited for American Horror Story to start next week! That’s the other thing — every student should find a TV show that they really like to watch in their spare time. I don’t live in a dorm because everything that I could not live without is at home!

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I think my biggest challenge in college is really my time management of how I can balance my study, work, and my leisure time nicely. Having an opportunity to study abroad, I always feel that I have to study very hard in order to best utilize my time studying in the United States. Thus, I often give myself so much pressure on studying. Sometimes, I felt so overwhelmed that I couldn’t handle my stress and felt suffocated. One of the best ways for me to relieve my stress is chatting with my friends since I can distract a bit from my heavy workload and just being express my emotion helps me a lot (refresh my mind). Also, now I find a good idea to just go run at forest park to relieve my stress.

I know studying is sometimes very boring and stressful, but I always keep reminding myself that after getting through this time, I will have a better future and pursue the dream job that I like. That’s my Motivation to Move On!!!!Cheers to you all!!!!

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Tips to Stay on Top of Assignments

by Alumni Posts February 13, 2015

One of the most important concepts to master in college is time management!  No matter if you’re a freshman or senior, you have experienced what it feels like to have responsibility for how you use your time.  Here are a few tips I follow to stay on top of assignments: 1) Prioritize by listing Lists […]

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Staying Sane

by Fontbonne University February 13, 2015

While in college, it can be exhausting to try to stay on top of school work, exams, jobs, and a social life. Here are a few easy tips and tricks to follow to help you stay on top of it all: Change up your study spot: Try a change of scenery while you study for that […]

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What Really Goes Down Behind the Walls of Fontbonne University

by Fontbonne University December 1, 2014

What do you wish you knew before you came to Fontbonne? Would you like the honest truth? – I wish I knew how difficult finding a parking spot can be depending on what day of the week as well as the time of day.  It is really truly hard to believe how Fontbonne is primarily […]

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Final Countdown

by Fontbonne University December 1, 2014

Oh my goodness, what else can be said for the final weeks of school?! Well for starters, all I know is that I have less than 5 days left in each of my classes, actually much less than that overall. Once Thanksgiving Break comes and goes, everything literally is a blur for academics to be […]

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My summer classes

by Alumni Posts July 1, 2013

How is your 2013 summer? For me, this summer is a season for learning and doing. During this summer, I have classes plus volunteering at a hospital. Actually, this is my first time to take summer classes. Before taking summer classes, I had heard about summer classes were easier than regular classes. Unfortunately, it is not […]

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Stuck!

by Fontbonne University March 11, 2013

I am mentally stuck between my own personal goals and my family’s goals. To be more specific, I meant I don’t know how to solve my problem between going to school and planning to become an art teacher or taking over my mom’s nail salon. For the past five years, I’ve been helping my mom […]

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