Summer is slowly coming to an end (although it could be argued that it never really started in the Netherlands) and our bottles of sunblock are being swapped for course syllabi. For me this means that the start of my Board year is approaching which is paired with the increased amount of plans in my schedules. Moreover, this year I will be receiving my B.A. Diploma for my Bachelor in the Arts, write my thesis for my other B.A., working at my job, joining the Education Committee, taking two courses each block (or try to do so at least), work on my blog and still function as a Etos Social Ambassador. The reason why I mention all of these things is not because I want to brag but because last week the Volkskrant posted an article about the increased pressure on students to manage many different commitments at the same time. Are we trying too hard?