Stress and pressure are prevalent throughout everyday, and must be dealt with accordingly. Throughout college I was busy with school, track, and leadership positions in school clubs and often encountered stress in balancing everything. When I face stress and pressure, I remain calm and focus on getting the necessary work done. I often understand that the stress and pressure that is placed on me because others know that I can handle the stress and still put forth great work.
A time that I dealt with stress would be my senior year in college. I was in charge of an event for the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, called Gatorade Fest. The event was a Gatorade Pong tournament to be held for raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and needed some last minute details to be finalized. Unfortunately, during the weekend prior to the event, I contracted food poisoning on the way home from a track meet. I dealt with sickness, missing classes, and trying to finalize last minute details. The day of the event came and I found out that I was the only one in charge of the event with the President and the Advisor both having prior engagements. In the end, the event went off with success and I felt increased confidence in myself and my abilities.