i read something today on pinterest —
"stop the glorification of busy"
and in recent weeks, i’ve caught similar sentiments peppered throughout conversations, the blogosphere and so forth. contrary to the way i’ve been living my life post-grad, that notion never resonated with me though i’m sure the messaging has been there all along. haven’t been fixated on it, haven’t cared to notice it - it slipped right past me, but i get it now. having stuff to do is great, but using it for validation becomes vapid. i never used to get sick. now at the very least i suffer a headache a week. i sleep less than i should. i don’t take enough time to just be with myself. so much time spent doing, seeing, saying ‘yes’, avoiding fomo-inducing situations altogether…it takes a toll. there are consequences in trying to have, see and do it all. but how could i fault myself? exciting opportunities exist without bounds here. but then, there’s reality knocking at your door…or, i should say, at my head (in the form of pleasant pounding headaches)
"be intentional with your time"
the new motto. intentional. a single word that brought so much clarity to the bigger picture in considering the calendar of my life. i read it, i said it, i’ve internalized it…i think. i’m gonna do it. intentional…my new favorite 11-lettered thing. x