When It Feels Like You’re Drowning

Sometimes life gets so crazy you feel like you don’t even have time to breathe. That’s been my life lately. I became president of my sorority (which came with a to do list of about 50 things), I had finals, I went on break and tried to spend as much time with family and friends as I could while working and then went to a conference followed by a trip to Florida two days later. All of these things were wonderful, albeit stressful.

Being this busy, literally always, sometimes makes me want to curl up in my bed and just forget it all. But then I remember that I’m truly blessed to have vacations and leadership roles and “too many” people I care about as problems. I’ve talked plenty about how organized I have to be to feel like I’ve got it all together. But I’ve realized that no matter how many lists I make or calendars I color code, I’ll never ~truly~ have it all together, all the time. These past few months I didn’t have time to think, and as a result writing posts for this blog have fallen to the wayside. But I decided that truly enjoying a week in sunny Florida with my closest friends was more important (okay I did a tiny bit of work but shh). I decided that spending time with the family I see five times a year was more important than answering a chain of emails for two hours. Life is often about what we choose to prioritize. And I realized it’s okay for those priorities to shuffle around in order of importance.

Taking time to do what you need to in order to feel afloat is better than trying to squeeze it all in and drowning even more. Finding balance is no easy task, and I welcome the day that I feel like I’ve finally mastered it (if that’s even possible). Until then, I’ll continue to ebb and flow with whatever seems most important at the time and try to remember that I’m doing my best, and at the end of the day that’s what really counts.

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