Now that this class has ended, I feel it is necessary to take what I have learned and apply it in my own life. A lot of times I set my mind on a goal and then I end up getting distracted, kind of like when you make a new year’s resolution and you end up not going through with it. Personally, I will be determined to make a change and then as time goes on, I start to make excuses as to why I don’t have time regarding my obligations and responsibilities. Noticing this common pattern in my life, I have come to realize that everyone has their own responsibilities yet somehow they manage to make time for change. It’s not about how much time I have, it’s about how I prioritize. I have a habit of making time for what I want to do, rather than what I should be doing.
So now that I know I need to manage my time better, what is my next step? Maybe my next step should be getting others involved. I have to remind myself that I need to be the change that I want to see in other people. Some of you may be asking yourself, what exactly is the change that I want to see? When I asked myself this question I came to a conclusion that I want to see a change in the way that people take care of the environment, myself included. How we see the world, will determine how we take care of it. Just think, what would we do without trees? I am sure that all of us have taken a science class where we have learned that our oxygen comes from trees. That seems pretty important, but as we continue to waste paper or cut down trees, we are most likely not considering the end result. This is just one example of how we are unintentionally harming the earth’s sustainability.
Overall I really enjoyed this class, regardless that it happened to be at 8 in the morning. It has definitely been a productive class that made me think out of the box and consider the consequences of my own actions. I’m not going to lie, I will appreciate not having to get up early anymore, but I do believe this class has benefited my perspectives. Thank you Professor Armstrong!