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Editor’s letter – February 2016

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By Izzie Ramirez, Editor-in-Chief

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Dear Broncos,

My mom says I do too much.

She usually cites my heavy class load and clubs I’m in as the biggest time consumers. However, I disagree. My to-do lists are the culprit. The lists tend to be two pages long, ridden with goals like “publish eight stories a week online,” “actually pack a lunch today” and my favorite: “Do one more thing today.”

As the new year continues, I like to reflect on how much I have achieved and how much I have failed. It’s 75-25. For every three goals I accomplish, there’s one left forgotten or abandoned. And as you all probably know, I hate failing, especially the personal kind of failure—the failure of something that means a lot to you. It’s soul-crushing.

The whole “do one more thing” is my way of remedying that problem. Whether it means reading another chapter out of my AP Economics textbook or going to see a movie I would never watch, I try to find a way to push myself further every day. Sometimes it’s fun and sometimes it’s not. Either way, I’m enriching my life.

So far with this principle, I have redesigned The Spur’s website, read a couple of non-required books and eaten beets for the first time (I don’t know how Dwight from “The Office” lives off those things). Pretty exciting, huh?

Although the entire purpose of “doing one more thing” was to eliminate as much personal failure as possible, it made me more accustomed. It’s OK if I didn’t finish binge-watching “The X-Files” and “Game of Thrones” before Valentine’s Day. And it’s definitely all right if I don’t master the six languages of the United Nations before I turn 60. What matters is the fact I even had goals to begin with.

I guess I have always been the overachiever.

Sincerely,

Izzie Ramirez
Editor-in-Chief

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