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By AMBER AINSWORTH, Editor-in-Chief 

College is hard.

Life is busy and often overwhelming.

Balancing school, work, interning and extracurriculars is difficult.

Sleep? Sleep comes in small doses.

And making time for others doesn’t always seem doable.

Finding that time is so important though.

Whether it be a quick “how have you been” text or coffee between classes, invest time into your relationships and don’t let them fall victim to your schedule.

Connections with other people matter, but in a fast-paced society, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day and forget the ones we care about.

It happens. Texts don’t get returned, updates about a friend’s life come from a Facebook status, not a conversation.

So often it feels like growing up also means growing apart. The list of commitments gets longer and so does the list of excuses.

Friends become strangers, not because of a falling out, but because life just gets in the way.

People are an aspect of life, though, and matter, just like that homework that keeps you up at night or that job you need to work.

Everyone has their own life, their own agenda, their own routine, but that doesn’t mean there’s no room for others. Take even the smallest bit of time to acknowledge the people that you care about.

Even a conversation once or twice a month is better than losing someone to this thing called life.