Throughout my four years as an active member of Key Club, and three years as an active officer of Key Club, I have managed to balance the stress of being member, officer, and student within the Key Club system through good time management. I try to divide up my time between Key Club and other activities including academics in a timely manner, such as creating time slots for each task I have every day as well as a time slot for each week, month, etc. For example, on Mondays, Cypress Ranch Key Club holds officer meetings in which during that time I can work on my monthly report in a gradual manner. I divide up my monthly report in time intervals, such as getting each officer meeting’s meeting minutes done by the end of that date so that it wouldn’t pile up for the rest of the month. Additionally, Cypress Ranch Key Club has a duo secretary position, so I could share half of the monthly report (one secretary does meeting minutes, and the other does activity sheets), since the club has a large amount of records needed to report. I applied the same gradual method of finishing up all of my tasks last year as the club treasurer, in which I came into the club sponsor’s room once per week to enter all the dues and paid members into the database so that the work wouldn’t pile up. Throughout all of my work as an executive officer for two years in a row, I managed to balance stress and time through mainly knowing how to do good scheduling. I try my best not to have anything in conflict with one another, whether it’s an agreement with two different clubs or other extra-curricular activities that I’m involved in, as well as academics. I use that balance to also find myself some free time in order to release all that stress, because if the stress builds up inside I wouldn’t be able to truly get anything done, but academically and extra-curricular commitments, in an efficient way. Additionally, with other Key Club functions that I am required to attend as an officer such as DCON and FTC, I find time to fit into my schedule and manage to be efficient around anything that comes up so that I wouldn’t miss any important commitments that I have made beforehand.