Monday, I had class, homework that I needed to finish, the Engineering Employment Exposition, and our successful Illini Hillel Blood Drive. All of these things added up and it was a difficult day, but I got through it. After assessing how the blood drive went, and the day in general, I have realized a few important things:
First, it is never too late to ask for help, and asking for help at Hillel is especially easy. There is always someone who is willing to help you-be it a staff member or a student.
Second, many of us do put too much pressure on ourselves. The whole world does not have to rest upon your shoulders. Other people can help you hold it, and most of the time, it's best to share the weight of the world.
Lastly, I learned that even though we do put a lot of pressure on ourselves, it may be a good thing. Putting pressure on ourselves causes us as individuals to strive to reach our full potential.
While putting this much pressure on myself has been stressful, I'm going to continue to push myself. By pushing yourself, you can achieve more than you ever thought possible. So, as Shabbat nears, I wish all of you a relaxing, peaceful, and stress-free Shabbat. We all deserve it each and every week, but I know many of us really deserve it this week.
Shabbat Shalom and have a great Dads weekend!
Tzedek Vice President