[nabs-l] college parties

Zachary N. Griego-Dreicer zdreicer at gmail.com
Thu Aug 25 15:59:31 UTC 2016


Thanks for the advice Jonathan and all. I think I should try it at least once 
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> On Aug 25, 2016, at 10:37, Jonathan Franks via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 
> Greetings Nabs,
> yes,performing well in College is vital and very important. One should
> focus a significant time to their studies and coursework. However, we
> must be cognizant  of our own mental and physical awareness. If we
> spend all of our time focusing on our schoolwork, that is a
> prescription for burnout. We as College students need to balance into
> our lives time for self-care. Whether it is exercising, spending time
> with friends, going to the movies or any other type of activity that
> is  geared to increase our happiness positively is vital to our
> success in College. Ultimately, it is up to you if you want to attend
> this College party. College is not only a time for academic growth and
> success, but it is a time to make friends, take part in new
> experiences that will help mold us into positive leaders in our
> careers and if you are involved in the NFB, leaders in the Federation.
> 
> Whatever you choose to do, I wish you and everyone success in their
> academic and future careers.
> 
> Warm regards,
> 
> Jonathan Franks BSW
> Board Member
> National Federation of the Blind of Texas
> Treasurer
> Texas Association of Blind Students
> 
> On 8/25/16, KENNEDY STOMBERG via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> All of that said, some people would argue that parties are kind of just a
>> part of the college experience, and that you should experience that. I'm not
>> big into parties myself, but if you want to give it a try, go for it!
>> College is for trying new things. That said, if you do go to a party, be
>> smart about it. Make sure there's a friend who always knows where you are
>> it's sort of generally. I would recommend this for anyone regardless of
>> their amount of sight. Regardless of whether you decide to go to parties or
>> not, remember that well academics is of course extremely important, having a
>> social life is good. I learned the hard way that without a social life, you
>> sort of go insane. :-) Good luck!
>> 
>> Kennedy Stomberg
>> (218)295-2391
>> 
>>> On Aug 25, 2016, at 8:35 AM, amazing tech via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
>>> wrote:
>>> 
>>> I would stay away from parties focus on graduation. Tell yourself that
>>> earning a degree is more important.
>>> 
>>> Thanks,
>>> Aaron Linson
>>> CEO Linson Productions.
>>> CEO Blind Faith Project
>>> 
>>>> On Aug 25, 2016, at 9:24 AM, Zachary N. Griego-Dreicer via NABS-L
>>>> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> I am here  for academics and athletics there is a goalball team that I'm
>>>> a part of too! What typically happens that this kind of party?
>>>> 
>>>> Sent from my iPhone 6 Using VoiceOver
>>>> 
>>>>> On Aug 25, 2016, at 07:10, roanna bacchus via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>> Many people go to college for different reasons.  For me it is all about
>>>>> the academics and social life comes afterward.  Yes I think you should
>>>>> politely decline this invitation.  It would be helpful for your sweet
>>>>> mates to have contact information for your host family.
>>>>> 
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