Finding the Road Less Traveled

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Throughout life, people will constantly give you advice. A multitude of paths will present themselves. However, it will be up to you to decide which road is the right journey. People will assure you that they know the correct path. These people will even give you proof of their past experiences and force a route upon you. As a person, you may also have to endure constant suggestions coming in from all angles. It will seem as if your life has turned into a conglomeration of opinions of the people who are closest to you.

However, there comes the point where an individual must question those opinions. People must realize when a system is broken and begin to adjust to it. This is where change arises and how people can begin to start a movement. Yet to start a movement is much easier said than done. There are many examples of people conforming to society because “it’s tradition.” People can easily be fooled into thinking that one way is right merely because it is accepted in society.

I encourage you as an individual to look beyond the surface. I have found that one that lives to please society will often live very unfulfilled. Take the time to consider your own goals and ambitions. Look in the mirror for ten minutes and ask yourself if this is truly where you want to be in life. If not, then take matters into your own hands and change it for the better. The past is set in stone, but the future is always changing as a result of today’s actions.

Through my work at Omega Notes, I have learned the value of pursuing your own ventures. Instead of merely taking repetitive phone calls or working a regular job, I have the chance to help students learn that they can provide for themselves by doing simple tasks. Through our service, it is possible for students to connect with other students and network with classmates. If a student is a successful networker and generates good content, they can very well become financially independent. Allowing students who have been struggling working multiple jobs a very viable alternative. This system puts the power back in the student’s hands and away from large companies.

I hope that even outside of Omega Notes, individuals chase their own passions. It is important to realize that you don’t know what you don’t know. To truly garner the best sense of self you must constantly be learning about new things and new people. Perhaps you have not even found what you love to do yet. Maybe you never met someone who you will find truly inspirational. After a period of self-discovery, you may even have a whole new interpretation of who you are as a person. Define yourself; do not let others tell your story.


James Greenland
James is currently a rising Junior at Pennsylvania State University. He joined Omega Notes at the start of the summer. As a Sales Intern, James strives to help students realize the value of the notes they take in class.



Top Tips for Enjoying that Snow Day.

In high school, snow days came at a price: makeup days in the summer. However, college schedules are set in stone and rarely change because of weather. So when the occasional snow day rolls around, enjoy it! Here are eight things to do while on your collegiate snow day.
  1. Sleep in
This is a day off from school! Take advantage of it! Don’t get out of bed until you want to. These unexpected class cancellations don’t come around too often, so we have to sleep in whenever we can.
  1. Go outside
Okay yeah. This is obvious. But what’s the point if you just sit inside the whole time? I know that it is cold but take the opportunity to embrace it and be outside with literally the entire rest of the campus.
  1. Take pictures
Did it even snow if you didn’t take a picture of it? No. Snow is super Instagrammable, and it even excuses a crazy outfit! These will be times that you will look back on when it’s 100 degrees in a couple of months and think about how much fun you had.
  1. Go for a walk
Yes, it is cold. But you are strong. Nothing says snow day like a picturesque walk around campus or a lake. This way, you’ll find all the best photo spots and see your campus in a new light.
  1. Drink Hot Chocolate
Sometimes this one can be hard, because you don’t always plan for snow, and may not have a ready supply of hot chocolate on hand. But there is bound to be someone on your hall who has an extra large box of hot chocolate mix and is willing to share.
  1. Have a snowball fight
Enough said. Get out there and meet new friends by throwing frozen water at them!
  1. Have a movie marathon
Snuggle up with your hot chocolate, of course, pop some popcorn and watch a super cheesy movie. It’s a great way to pass the time while you are dethawing.
  1. Catch up on homework
It’s probably a good idea to take advantage and finish all the homework that you didn’t do.
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Have a better idea of how to enjoy a snow day? Let us know in the comment section!