"Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in day out." | A Duke Student on Balancing Life
We had the opportunity of interviewing Erin, a student at Duke University about: Balanced Life.
Erin tells us that she
is a Benjamin N. Duke scholar at Duke University
works as the @DukeStudents twitter editor
has taken sports photos for the Duke Chronicle
and is currently taking a gap year.
Here are some important words she shares:
"Making to-do lists and breaking big tasks up into tiny pieces helps me get stuff done."
"I’ve started my own podcast called People’s Science with the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY, and started working with the Sanford School of Public Policy as an intern for their Ways and Means podcast."
Q: You have chosen to take the year off. What do you plan to do this year?
A: This year has certainly taken an unexpected turn and I felt the best way to handle so much sudden change was to take some time off. In the meantime, I’ve started my own podcast called People’s Science with the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY, and started working with the Sanford School of Public Policy as an intern for their Ways and Means podcast. Prior to the election, I also did voter outreach and worked with the Center for Common Ground to help get young people registered to vote. This spring, I hope to continue the work I’m doing now and keep exploring!
Q: Are you concerned about possibly graduating later than your class?
A: I’m definitely in the class of 2024 now! My only worry is that all of my friends are going to be gone and I’ll still be in school but I’ve still got some time before I have to worry about that.
Q: What is your work ethic? (stay focused, multitask, take breaks, group work, etc.)
A: While I’m still trying to figure out what works best for me, making to-do lists and breaking big tasks up into tiny pieces helps me get stuff done.
Q: Do you have anything else you would like to add? Any final words of wisdom?
A: College has definitely shown me that it's good to have plans but to also be flexible and know when to adjust them. I’ve gotten to know myself way better than I ever thought I would at school, and I can’t wait to go back!
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