Monday, September 7, 2009

People Person?

If you're reading this, you probably already know what I'm about to say... But I'll say it anyway.

I'm very much a people person. I mean, sometimes I really do like my alone time or quiet time, but mostly when I'm with people, I'm happy. Happier than when I'm doing homework. Happier than when I'm reading. Happier than when I'm studying. Basically my point is that I'm better at being a people person than I am at being a student. I'm really pretty much a terrible student, actually. Sure, I'm relatively smart, but that doesn't automatically make you a good student. Ask the guy in my graduating class who got the highest SAT score but wasn't even in the top ten percent.

Sometimes I wish I was an outstanding student. The one who always does all their work to the very best of their abilities ahead of time. Re-reads and re-writes. Studies for every quiz and exam. But I just can't bring myself to the conclusion that I'm that kind of person. Now, there are times I work hard and times I study, but unfortunately academics aren't my main focus when I'm at school. People are.

Friday I was asked what some of my goals in life are, and my automatic response was to impact the people around me. That somehow my outlook on life will effect others'. I hadn't even thought intentionally about it; simply said what came straight from my heart.

I have a passion for people, but sometimes I worry if it gets in the way of the balance I should have in my life and priorities. I definitely think it can be balanced. I just don't know if I've found that balance yet.


Lisa said...

so i was thinking...we need to trade off a little. i spend like no time at all with people except on the weekends...and right now especially, i'm using the imminent orgo test next tuesday as an excuse to spend no time talking to people (or a certain person...) and all my time studying.

let's meet somewhere in the middle. or at least like 25% each way...


Brianna said...

It's SO a deal!!! We did it with our personalities, so I think we can do it with our study habits and stuff.

P.S. You have to update me on why you're not wanting to talk to a certain person. With a mouth. That isn't small.
Is it safe for me to say these things or should I be more cryptic? Or just text you? I feel very not-secure saying this on here. Whatever though.

Lisa said...

that's cryptic enough. and actually the person with the mouth wasn't even who i was thinking about, but that serves my studying hobbit lifestyle doubly functional now that i think about it.

i was referring to...a certain guy...