Doing it all and not dead

Illustration by Miles Huffman

If I had a nickel for every time I’d been asked how I “do it all” or heard “she does it all” during conversations, I’d probably be able to retire comfortably in Cabo.

Apparently, being in a sorority, acting as the advertising manager for the English honors society, taking flute lessons, working for a little newspaper called The Orion, working almost fifteen hours a week, and running my own YouTube channel all while maintaining above a 3.0 GPA and not dying from stress or exhaustion means that I “do it all.”

Great. Do I get an Oscar or something?

But in all seriousness, I have two words that are the key: time management.

No, really. I’m not joking.

I’d be completely lost without my daily planner that I’ve conveniently color coded. It’s practically my Bible.

That, and the calendar function on my phone is great for reminding me of important events because I can be forgetful even with the planner.

Also, sitting down and writing out everything I have to do and events coming up for the week on a single piece of paper (again, color coded) really helps.

Ultimately, there is no master secret to “doing it all.”

As long as you can manage you’re time well and don’t get stressed easily, anyone can succeed.

Megan Mann can be reached at [email protected] or @meganisthemann on Twitter.