At the beginning of each semester, students feel pressure to join clubs, sign up for extracurriculars and add to their resumes.
No doubt, extracurricular activities are important in any student’s life. They can serve as a source of enjoyment, community and stress.
They can also be great outlets for creativity, compassion and ambition. Extracurricular activities can build bridges among students who otherwise never would have met.
Yet, each student is just that — a student.
You may look around to see that you have friends that are pulled in many different directions because of their extracurricular activities. But you may also see that you have friends who are not. You may have some friends who can count their types of involvement on one hand. And that’s okay.