We invite influencers to write you a letter on a topic they care about. If you are inspired, write back! We will put together all the response letters and publish them as a letter collection.
Think of this collection as one beautiful letter collectively written by people all over the world, a record of what people in 2017 think about that topic!See how it works
ROUND 1 : AUG - SEP 2017
FROM: ANN MAKOSINSKI
Ann is a 19 year old inventor, Forbes and Times 30 Under 30, winner at the Google and Intel Science FairsRead the letter
(n.) The indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole.
Before I get started with my “real” letter, I probably should tell you a little about myself. I’m a 19 year old student inventor named Ann Makosinski from British Columbia, Canada. When I was 15, I invented the Hollow Flashlight, a flashlight that runs off the heat of the human hand. I was inspired to make it after one of my friends in the Philippines told me that she had failed her grade in school because she had no light or electricity to study with at night. I also invented the eDrink, a coffee mug that harvests the excess heat of your hot drink and converts it into electricity, so you can eventually give your iPod or phone a boost of energy. Right now I’m working on a new secret invention, and when I invent and also manage my daily life and school, it becomes tricky to manage my time. Let’s chat about that!
Today I wanted to talk about TIME. Time is the one thing in life we can never get back if lost, so we must not waste it. For example, even during the summer or after school, I always make it a point to not waste my time and to learn. Never. Stop Learning!! I try to eliminate my distractions by closing Facebook and limiting those who can call me by owning a flip phone, which I do not carry around most of the time. Time is so precious. When I’m having a couch potato day (which we all need to have sometimes :p), I always try to take a step back and see if I could be using my time more effectively. In fact, I always feel better about myself and my day in general when I’ve spent it productively and learnt something in that time.
How about you, dear reader? Do you struggle with time management? What makes you the most happy?