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Along with this, I think that I need to be more adventurous with the things that I do.

So far, my time at MUSS has been one of the best experiences of my life. It has been our 10th day here, and already I have made such great friends, experienced new things, and had so much fun! With this said, however, the academic schedule is no joke. With tiyul mixed in with the week and classes until 6:15, I am finding it difficult to manage my time, although I know that I have many resources I can turn to for help. Therefore, I think that one of my academic, but overall goal for myself, is to evaluate my week and commitments and have a better understanding of how to manage my time to finish everything I need to do. Back home, I never felt as though I was rushed into doing my work, or in any way had pressure to arrange my schedule better. Therefore, with these new experiences and adapting to the situation, one goal I have for myself is that I want to learn how to more effectively manage my time.

Along with this, I think that I need to be more adventurous with the things that I do. Although I am putting myself out there and doing everything I can to enjoy the experience, I still feel as though I could be doing so much more; such as trying more new foods then I am, making it a point to talk to new people in MUSS and also out of MUSS, and overall pushing myself out of my comfort zone. I know that this is going to be a difficult goal to achieve, but I think that looking back on the experience, this is something I am going to thank myself for.

With our second week coming to the end, I am happy to say that I have kept up with all of my classes both back home and here, and stayed positive about my experience at MUSS. Although this might sound cliche, the final goal I want to set for myself is to keep a positive attitude. As 2 weeks approaches, this is going to be the longest time I have ever been without my parents. I do not want this thought to stay trapped in my head, and make me anxious about the days to come. I am a big believer that when you do something for the first time or have a new experience, you should not have a preconceived notion of what the experience is going to feel like or mean for you, and therefore, you should always be optimistic about the outcome. I want to challenged myself, moving forward, to keep this mindset alive and running!