Pic of the Week.
I’ve mentioned on here before that I might be a little bit of a workaholic. Carving time out for myself has proven to be quite a challenge this year, and even when I can make it happen, it is tough for me to really enjoy it and not feel guilty about it.
But Sunday, all day, I really had no looming deadlines—sure, there was housework that could be done, but I’m not expecting company anytime soon. So, I lugged a giant stack of magazines from my coffee table, and plopped them into my bed beside a mug of coffee and a box of donuts (assorted cake donuts, if you’re curious).
It was bliss.
Blanche even joined me for a little bit—probably more for the breeze, as I had my bedroom window open.
During my senior year in college, I worked 40 hours a week, and I was taking class full time. I was still writing for the school paper. Usually, I got up around 6, went to class from 7:30-1, ate lunch, and went to work from 2-10—working my email the entire day to get contacts for my news stories.
It was near-hell, but I did it, and on Sundays, I would leave the whole day open for relaxing, reading, and coffee-drinking.
I really need to get back to that. It’s tough though, making time for yourself, and I know I’m not the only one—I can’t imagine the parents out there.
I’m heading to the beach in a few weeks, so I might not have tons of spare time before then…but, I’m still trying to make an effort to relax a little. If you’ve got some things you like to do to help you relax, feel free to leave them in the comments, or Tweet me @OrangeJulius7
Posted on April 29, 2014, in The Squeeze and tagged college, college life, dating, ex boyfriends, heartbreak, Holly A. Phillips, How to Make Lemonade, life, love, reading, relationships, single, The Bitter Lemon, writing. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.