Everything seemed like a normal day. I woke up, packed my bag, and went to class. Everything was fine, until afterwards when I attempted to do one of the most mundane tasks of my week – laundry.

It was then that I realized my wallet, therefore, both my ID cards, debit card and money was lost. Needless to say, the laundry had to wait. I immediately began tearing my apartment apart, checking in every purse, bag and pair of jeans in which it could possibly be. My search was fruitless.

By that time I was almost late to an Edge meeting, (Sorry, staff!) so I dashed out the door and put my search on hold.  At this point, in my opinion, I am doing a remarkable job of staying calm and not going into a full-fledged panic attack over my missing wallet.

Luckily, before too long, I remembered I had attended a meeting the day before in Palumbo, where I took my wallet out of my bag. A quick trip across campus led me to the promising sight of my wallet behind the podium on the floor of our meeting room. My sigh of relief was probably heard throughout the building.  A quick check confirmed that nothing important was missing, and I headed back to my apartment.

This scare made me realize that I need to be more careful with my belongings. Throwing things all over my apartment or whatever space I’m currently in will only lead to more confusion, and probably more lost things. Hopefully this will never happen again, but just in case, I am definitely going to start making some changes.

A basic sense of organization that is a little more effective than my current methods will definitely help me keep track of everything I need for the day. I will also double-, no– triple-check that I have everything before I leave a classroom or my apartment.

Being caught off guard is definitely not one of my favorite feelings, whether it is misplacing something or forgetting an assignment. My goal for senior year is to stay on top of my classes (and my possessions!) so that I never have to worry about them. I want to make this my best and most productive year yet!


Talk to you soon,