It’s almost been 2 years I am here with you guys. Marching Band UGM has taught me infinite numbers of what matters in life. Physically, we play music instruments and dance. Mentally, we deal with what we are going to face in our future life.
Here, I understand people and surroundings. And, I try to understand myself.
Since 2012, I learn how to manage time and many other things in my life. Common university students are only busy with their studies. They (and of course, their parents) only think about how the kids get a good score, good GPA in their studies. Those people usually forget what university student should have to do to prepare for the working life.
And this is what I get. Organization and management. It’s not a simple and trivial organization. It’s Marching Band and it is incredible.
This activity helps me a lot in managing time and controlling emotions.
When I was still a player, from the morning until afternoon, I went to campus and yeah, studying as well. That was quite tiring actually. And after that, in the evening I took my time for Marching Band practice, until approximately 10 P.M.
I was forced to balance my study and my responsibility in being a Marching Band player.
When my common friend (who don’t get into any organizations) were studying, I was practicing. When they were sleeping, I was studying. If I wanted, I would have given up. But I love it. I know it has benefits to my life.
And now, I am one of the top management here. Specifically, the head of HRD. I learn moooore than when I became a player.
In this kind of position, there are many things I should deal with. People, time, emotions, target, sacrifices, love, et cetera.
I manage people. And honestly that is very, very difficult. There are approximately 110 hundreds of people with different personalities here. I have targets. When the team needs this and that and I have to do these and those and that forces myself, that sometimes ruins my emotions.
I am still studing tho. I am still a university student. But I feel like I have already imagined how working life will be.
And lastly, I know how important the role of love is to make us keep on going.
I cry a lot. But I laugh more.
I complain many. But I rightfully proud plenty.
Marching Band does not make us rich. But it enriches our experiences of life.
So guys, please don’t leave. I need you all.
Sincerely from the bottom of my heart,
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