anyone feel like not having enough extracirruculars?

<p>I'm doing okay in classes with a couple APs, but I'm a junior now and I don't have much e.c. activities. I play the violin, take lessons, and play at elderly homes occasionally, badminton (not varsity), and some clubs (like speech and debate, interact) and volunteer twice a month at a local hospital. But that's it. I feel really really pathetic especially since I have to write college apps in less than a year. Am I just overreacting or is this really pretty bad? Anyone else feel they don't have enough? =X</p>

<p>I did. Then, I wrote a book. You should do that.</p>

<p>Disclaimer: Unfinished book, sadly, since its such a lengthy process, but still.</p>

<p>Me too, all I've done is</p>

<p>nationally ranked athlete
Professional musician who plays solo concerts at Carnegie Hall
National president of a student organization
Member of the local school board
The top individual scorer in the nation in Junior Classical League
Research has been published in a professional journal</p>

<p>Yes, you're overreacting.</p>

<p>You forgot that your research was integral in developing new cancer drugs, and that it got you Nobel Laureate for chemistry.</p>

<p>I'm the opposite: I actually feel like I have too many.</p>

<p>I've done nothing. I signed up for some stupid SADD organization but they have been silent lately. I did, like, 12 hours of community service. I'm in junior year as well.
I'll play tennis in the spring and try to push it as far as I could. I'm not feeling bad or anything. You really are overreacting.</p>

<p>
[quote]
Me too, all I've done is</p>

<p>nationally ranked athlete
Professional musician who plays solo concerts at Carnegie Hall
National president of a student organization
Member of the local school board
The top individual scorer in the nation in Junior Classical League
Research has been published in a professional journal

[/quote]

SRSLY that's it?!?!??! Wow... even I have more than that! Pfffft.</p>

<p>the sarcasm in this thread is unbearable<em>cough</em> ThisCouldbeHeavn <em>cough</em>. i'm not sure if i'm overreacting or not, because my e.c.s are pretty tame compared to what people have here at c.c.</p>

<p>I was being serious, just so you are aware of that.</p>

<p>Hmmm, well quality over quantity? Just do well at the few things you like the most...</p>

<p>I feel like I'm at a good and healthy amount. Would like a bit more but it's not my fault my school fails at all non-sport extracurriculars. </p>

<p>Really the only thing I think is a weak spot for me is not enough AP courses :'(</p>

<p>Sorry bout the sarcasm, but your post was a lot like the typical person who says they've done nothing, then lists a ton.</p>

<p>"pretty tame" compared to cc = pretty good in reality (and if you're still a junior you can do more)</p>

<p>yea i feel the same too..but remember Quality always outstands quantity..so do something good and valuable if not a lot.</p>

<p>Most people I know who were accepted into "desirable" colleges didn't necessarily load up on extra-curriculars, but rather focused in a few specific (and fairly unique) areas. Colleges would rather you excel in one or two activities than be mediocre in a grand many.</p>

<p>Exactly. I'm concentrating on four main ECs:
1. Newspaper Production (print journalism = love)
2. Youth and Government
3. Art Club
Next year:
4. Literary Mag</p>

<p>Next year, too, I'll probably join the Spanish National Honor Society, just because I love the language. I'm also working on a novel, self-studying screenwriting, and trying to get an art portfolio together. Just focusing on what I like. I'm a pretty much non-athletic person (though I like running, but not competitively), so sports don't apply for me, but I should probably get some volunteer hours in. Most likely over the summer. (I'm a sophomore, by the way.)</p>

<ol>
<li>Debate</li>
<li>Band (Tuba/Baritone)</li>
<li>Academic Decathalon</li>
<li>Bussinisses Profesionals of America</li>
</ol>

<p>I think I need to focus better on them though, not that I really need more.</p>

<p>I dunno if this is too much or too little. It's a good amount for me, but hopefully I'll be accepted into the training program at school, and NHS/EHS is next year.</p>

<p>Thus far:
French NHS
French Club
Student Council
Junior States of America
Junior World Affairs Council</p>

<p>I volunteer most every weekend, as well.</p>

<p>I have too many. Here, I'll list them out for you again:</p>

<ul>
<li>Eating (I'm good at this)</li>
<li>Computer/TV (14 years, ownage at it)</li>
<li>Games (Level/Status: god)</li>
<li>Sleeping (Ranked #4 in the nation)</li>
<li>Music/Sports (Level/Status: Jesus Christ, or a bit below god)</li>
<li>Party, going out, movies (I'm only decent at this, I guess - takes less of my time)</li>
<li>Sex</li>
</ul>

<p>As you can see, I've very much generalized this list and so thus it's actually a lot more detailed/specific/amount than it looks.</p>

<p>^Uh, you definitely have no leadership status in sex, that's embarrassing - no college will ever take you...</p>

<p>i never feel like i have enough of anything when it comes to college. there are always the what-if's and should-have's and could-have's</p>

<p>my ECs mainly are:
Key club
consumer bowl
math league
newspaper
teen pep
NHS
FBLA</p>