Hello my lovelies! I hope you all have had a rocking start to October. It’s kind of weird but I feel like October is that month that tends to fly by and November drags foooorreeevvveeerrrrrr because it knows that Christmas is right around the corner.
Anyway, back to October.
I recently had a conversation with my friend Morgan Timm, from the oh so famous blog Mostly Morgan. If you didn’t know already, I’m a full time students, RA, I have a part time job, I’m the editor of an online magazine and I do youtube. Basically I’m pretty stretched out in terms of my time and committments. And that means choosing what to put first. I’ve talked a lot about prioritizing and doing what’s best for you and this definitely means giving yourself grace and knowing what you need to do to stay sane and healthy.
While talking to Morgan I told her that I’ve had to put this blog on the back burner because it’s the thing that is a little less imminent and less called to do at times. I’ve been putting so much effort into school, teaching, learning and growing and it means that even getting my one video a week up on youtube can be tricky.
But while trying to juggle everything at once I had a realization.
My gut was trying to tell me something.
Stop trying to do it all.
I think as a millenial it’s hard to not want to conquer the world, it’s pretty much what we’ve been programmed to do. We’re all well versed in so many social justice topics, go getters and have AMBITION braised to our bottoms. It’s truly difficult to not want to do it all. To not pile on project after cause after assignment because we only have so much time and so much we want.
But, we can’t really do it all.
But we can do some.
We tend to think that if we leave something behind we’re quitters, but the reality is that we often forget that to have failed we needed to have gotten in the ring to begin with.
And to get in the ring makes us all tryers,
It makes us brave.
And with every ounce of bravery I can muster I announce that I am not perfect. I can lack motivation, I can lack determination. I can lack organization and will at times. I will value living in the present, spending time with my boyfriend and loved ones over writing a post. I will put my school workabove an Instagram photo and post.
And I hope you’re brave enough to admit your own faults and work the best you can with what you have.
Until next time