by Mimi K. Mid-March. School closed down. All of our classes switched to online education and every day just felt like an eternity because all of a sudden our daily life routine changed. For about two months, I couldn’t get my life on a proper routine. I was constantly sad over the fact that I couldn’t enjoy my senior year and make those memories that everyone else did whenever they were seniors. Although I did attend my class meetings, my work ethic declined because it just wasn’t the same. I wanted my old school routine back but corona had other plans in store. In June, once AP Tests and school was officially over, I decided that I wanted to start fresh. I wanted to get out of the lifestyle I had previously had, staying up till 2AM and binge-watching Netflix. This was my last summer before I’m going to college so I wanted to make the most out of everything I had. One day, I just started searching internships. I applied to so many because I knew as a high school graduate my experience was pretty low compared to college students. Luckily, I passed the interview for a couple companies and here I am now. Working meant that I had to make a change on my personal life. Because my main responsibilities were social media posts, I knew I needed to get into a daily routine so I could post on time. I also decided to take some classes on Coursera, the free app that allows you to take classes from any college. By challenging myself and doing two different things, I realize what it meant to manage my time wisely. It was when I decided that I needed to become an early bird. My productivity was the highest in the morning and because I wake up fresh, I was motivated the most at this time. Now, I wake up at 6 AM every morning and I do small tasks that get me ready for the day. I even have a part-time job tutoring kids so we’re having lots of test to do, I am constantly on my feet. This is made me productive, hard-working, and successful. I never knew how much change this transition would bring me and I’m so happy I did it. I’ve become happier and I believe others around me have felt that impact! I challenge whoever is reading this to make a goal and just go for it. You never know what it can do for you!