It takes a lot of prioritizing.
My most recent bout of disappointment came from scheduling classes. I met with my advisor, absolutely set on taking a detective lit class. The class didn't count for Gen Ed or my major, but I loved the topic and one of my favorite author's books is in it. I was beyond excited for this class. Unfortunately, I couldn't take it because my major took up all my credits. As is, my fall semester will be hell, even without this class thrown in. There wasn't anything I could do, and the teacher that taught the class was sad that I couldn't take it, but that's what life does; it forces you to prioritize.
I just changed to a dual degree, so I will not have much room for fun little electives. It will be great anyways, but I hope that I will somehow be able to experiment, otherwise, what am I doing here? They always tell you to try new things in college, and you should, but sometimes your major gets in the way. What do you do? Look for clubs in your free time.
You don't want to completely fill your plate, but you need to try something new every once in a while. The monotony of school annoys me, so I have to be involved in extra curricular activities. I know I am not the only one. As far as that missed class goes, I'm hoping that I can take it my senior year and just read detective books on my own in the meantime. What can you do?
I also had to prioritize this weekend. I had originally signed up to go to Bayernstube with the German club, but then realized that Opera was at the same time (and SAI stuff, but that got cancelled). I had to go with Opera, because it ties into my major in a significant way. I'm not saying that I didn't enjoy myself, because I loved it, but I had been looking forward to Bayernstube for ages!
I guess you just have to roll with the punches!
What did you have to give up lately? What did you do about it?