I’m out of town this week, but was hoping to do a little work while I got a few other things in order. I told myself I am super woman and I will find a way to make it all work.
But then there is this funny thing called reality. While you can dream it up in your head and everything seems to work out perfect and you get it all done, maybe it will rain that day or the boy you’ve been crushing on finally asks you to dinner. You could still manager to get it all done, but do you want to?
I used to struggle with this question a lot in college. I would see my peers over exerting themselves to have double majors and internships, and I would feel a bit behind. The truth of the matter is, everyone has a pace that works for them, and if you make yourself valuable in the areas you are most passionate about (work, school, volunteer, etc.), you will naturally excel there. There won’t be any reason to show face for every possible event or activity, because you’re already doing your best at a few good things. Your good things.
Be sure to take this into account when you’re in the working world too. Whether you have to take some time off for family matters or put your social life on hold while you finish up a big project, know that it will all get done in time and balance will be restored. Don’t drain yourself (especially before the holidays) trying to be super woman. She took breaks every now and then too.