take a deep breath

Breathe and enjoy.

If you ask any of my friends, they’ll tell you that I’ve been stressed lately. The past month or so has been so busy and hectic that it has been hard to take a moment to relax. I’ve started to outgrow my job, I’m applying to grad school, studying for the GMAT, trying to plan for some pretty big things coming up… all while trying to make sure I eat, have clean clothes, and get enough sleep at night. The worry I’ve been feeling has been creeping up quickly. What if things don’t go the way I hope they will? I’m sad that I don’t have my mom to lean on and get advice from. When will the hard stop piling up?

But then I sit down, take a deep breath, and remember that life is meant to be enjoyed.

Between family and friends I feel very supported and encouraged in all that I do. I like that I have friends that tell me the GMAT is hard and will take a lot of studying and preparation, but that it will be worth it. They send me encouraging messages at what feel like my breaking point. I am so thankful for them.  And even though my job isn’t exactly what I’d like, I have a job. I have a job that pays my bills and allows me to plan a weekend trip to Michigan. That’s pretty cool.

There is just too much good in my life to let the worry overtake it.

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stop the glorification of busy

While in college I could go on and on about how busy I was. I thought it made me sound cool. Oh, I can’t meet for that group project because I have to go to work/class/back home/etc. 

Then I graduated and I kept up with thinking that staying busy meant I was cool and that my time was  more valuable. I just traded homework and class for laundry, dishes, grocery shopping, etc. You know, grown up stuff.

And now? A few years later I’ve learned that it’s okay to want to stay in for the night. Just because. It’s okay that I’m the type of person who enjoys making breakfast and taking walks around the neighborhood on Saturdays. I don’t need to fill every minute of every day in order to feel like I’m being the best me I can be at this moment.

You and your time are valuable and precious.

I think it’s time we all stop the glorification of busy and start enjoying where we are right now.