Coffee Break

Balance. We all strive to find the “perfect” balance in our lives, but is it really attainable?

Today marks the end of the first week of my summer “craziness” (I know it’s not officially summer yet, but I'm speaking of summer in terms of your classic school calendar). The “craziness” that I am referring to is my full-time job, my part-time job, and my “let's-take-one-full-year-of-Human Anatomy & Physiology-in-three-months” course; add some personal time and a dash of sleep, shake and pour over a few ice cubes and voilà: my summer of craziness. See what I did there? Cleverly weaving in the fact that this summer might drive me to drink? But, hey, a few pitchers (did I say pitchers? I meant glasses…) of sangria might just be what I need after this summer! 

As I prepared for this week, I found myself constantly making lists, and trying to find the best way to get myself ready for the next three months. I know what my goals are, but I also know that I won’t be able to successfully complete them if I don’t take time to rest and recharge. For me, the real challenge lies in my inability to completely relax. While I know I need to take some “me” time throughout the summer, I often find it difficult to stop thinking about all of the other things that I need to do. For example, I feel like I need to be studying while I'm trying to enjoy a few minutes of free reading. Sometimes, I feel like my brain is constantly running on a hamster wheel, which is not only dizzying, but also distracting, and it makes it hard to achieve balance between all the pieces of my life.

So, while my priorities for this summer include kicking butt in my A&P class and at work, my main goal is to move one step closer to a more balanced life, all while keeping my sanity. Now, while I don’t think that I’ll ever find the secret to a 100% balanced life, I do think that eventually I will be able to find what the “perfect” balance for my life is, and how to maintain it…at least for a few minutes!

Happy Weekend!


p.s. If anyone has any advice on successfully balancing all the pieces of life, please share! Don’t be greedy and keep all that knowledge to yourself! :)

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