If not now, when? If not me, who?
I truly went wild today. Okay, that might’ve been a little misleading. But in terms of my classes, I just changed so many things. I dropped a class with an infamously difficult professor after trying for two days to convince myself to stay in it. I don’t even know why I tried so hard to make myself want to take it because it’s also offered next semester. I switched levels of French also. I could’ve stayed in the easier French and gone for an easy A, but it would’ve set me back in my learning so here I am!!
I even tried out for acappella which was such a fail on my part, but I still did it. In life, there are opportunities all around that fall into two categories : seized and squandered. Acappella was seized, it wasn’t a triumph, but it was a success because I did it even though I had no experience or real preparation. I signed up to try out/ audition for other clubs too because why not? In ten years, no one (including me) is going to remember whether or not I delivered a great audition speech. But, whatever results come out of that audition will alter something else in the future. Either one gets into the club and makes new friends and learns new skills, or they don’t and they try something new. I’ll remember the friends I made along the way: the friends who sang and skipped to auditions with me, and the inspiring upper classmen who run the clubs. I’ll remember cheering for my friends in whatever endeavors they succeeded in and them doing the same for me.
The other amazing thing about putting yourself out there is the hilarity that can ensue. I called my family and my best friend and we got some incredible laughs out of what a fail the last few ventures have been. When I do something now, I just think of how hard my brother will chuckle when I tell him and nothing really seems that bad.
“Change can be frightening, and the temptation is often to resist it. But change almost always provides opportunities – to learn new things, to rethink tired processes, and to improve the way we work.” Klaus Schwab
Just ask yourself before doing everything: If not now, when? If not me, who?