Letter: Article on balance lacks solutions

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“Balancing life, school, work” posted March 2 was interesting in a sense that it did not mention the dynamics of how one (life, school, work) can affect the other and how to find a resolution to overcome for the nontraditional student.

Here’s some background to help paint a scenario:

I’m close to 30 with my aging parents who are not completely capable so I assist as much as possible and on weekends.

I work 9 a.m.-6 p.m. in a fairly stressful environment; however, the drive to work is an hour each way so let’s just say 8a.m.-7 p.m., and on occasion my work must come home with me.

My week nights consist of getting home to cooking, cleaning, attempting to spend some time with my husband, all while attending online college classes and squeezing in the two-three hours a night to study.

This article led to a conclusion that if I “wasn’t prepared to focus and sacrifice my free time … then why go to school.”

Granted, I understand the word sacrifice. I would rather have not had a finger shaken at me for lack of focus but rather a — “Let’s regain focus.”

For those who have time management issues, here’s your resolutions: Need a quick fix for dinner, here’s a few ideas and where you can check out more. Want a 24/7 online tutoring service, this is what we recommend.

Instead, we are simply told “it’s all about finding the balance.” For my scenario, and I’m sure I’m not the only one, the article was not balanced enough.

Amy Sauceda

Business administration sophomore


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