Hey everyone. I apologize profusely for the lack of updating and I feel awful for letting you down, truly. That being said, I hope that things are finding you well no matter what year of school you’re in. Each year, semester, month, week, day, hour, minute brings something a little different to each person in each situation, and regardless of what you’re dealing with, it is my sincere hope that you feel loved, accepted, and rested at some point during your week.
I wanted to write today about something that has been bothering me not only for a long time, but also on my various social news feeds as of late. It’s a trend that I saw happen with my older sisters, a trend that I contributed to, and a trend that continues after I graduated college— overcommitment and overworking yourself.
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be involved with things, and there’s nothing wrong with working hard to achieve goals you set for yourself. In fact, I personally admire these traits within someone. Committing your time to things outside of academics (or a job you may have) shows that you’re willing to work to make yourself a well-rounded individual, something that is highly sought in the workplace. However, there simply comes a time when you need to take a step back and prioritize things in your life for your health and your academics.