What does your glass look like?

By Ixchel Sotelo
On February 21, 2020

Ixchel Sotelo, staff writer


Five weeks into this semester, and it feels like everything is falling apart. For me, it is not a simple explanation as to what’s exactly wrong, but more of just an empty hole where my moti­vation should be.

I started off the new year as many other people do, by making New Year’s resolutions. These included being a better student, making new friends and to overall just enjoy this chapter of my life. I was so excited that I finally felt that determination to truly dedicate myself to my studies and be the best version of me that I could be.

After the first week back from break, just as I started settling in, I began to feel this weight that would pull me away from my schoolwork and instead I would just sit around and do noth­ing. I figured it was just my brain wanting to stay back home and have the break all over again, but days then turned into weeks and here I am, procrastination in full swing and still trying to get out of it.

Despite that, I’m not too worried about this feel­ing controlling me anymore. One thought that always re­assures me is that I believe we all have the choice to look at a glass of water and decide if it’s half empty or half full.

Many people say this simple observation can de­fine our entire personality as pessimistic or optimistic, but I see it as a daily reference. We don’t all always have good days, nor do we always have bad ones, but every day is new.

While things may not seem okay for some time, they will get better. Time will pass, the world will keep spinning and one day you’ll wake up and see that the glass does look half full after all.

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