Work out more during finals week. Part I don’t want to study…part I need stress relief. I need to treat every week like finals week.
Till my first trip to New York City. Only thing getting me through finals!!
Grad school has really tested my limits. It brought forth a lot of personal issues that I needed to deal with. I have been going to counseling since July.
I am finally feeling back to my normal self! I can enjoy the simple things in life again. I learned to set personal boundaries and get rid of people in my life that don’t care. I have also learned how to live my life for myself and not the ideals that were set before me as a child.
The best thing I have learned is that I am in control of my life. I may not be able to control others actions but I have a choice whether to stand up for myself or just walk away. It is such an empowering feeling!
So I am learning not to be so hard on myself and cut myself some slack. Learning not to be defined by school, work, and accomplishments but focus on being a good person. Learning to just let go of friendships that don’t work instead of forcing them. Learning to not care what others think.
To those of you that have been reading about my journey….thank you. It is a very humbling thought to think that someone is interested and still is after being quiet for so long. But you just might start hearing a little more for me in the future!
P2 year hit me at full force. It’s not that the course work is extremely difficult…just that the pace is so fast. You become so drained emotionally and mentally half way the through the semester.
I am starting to pick myself back up and get into a routine. Finding balance is the key to getting through the year. I am sticking to a study routine, not over extending myself, and finally making time for exercise and healthy eating.
Today I slept in, got a pumpkin spice donut, then ran three miles to burn it off. Even though I have to study the rest of the day, the small glimpses of normal life are what get me through!