A quick note to myself

Sep 20th

Dear Me,

Three weeks into school and you’re already feeling a little worn out, hey? Chin up, buttercup. There’s 13 more weeks to go; this is a marathon, not a sprint.

I’m getting this really tough lesson in being easier on myself, aren’t it? I’m being forced to understand that I can’t do it all. I can’t win at everything. It’s okay to eat cereal and PB&J sometimes. It’s okay to say “no” to coffee with people if it’s only going to make you more stressed about your workload.

You’re making lists, getting enough sleep most of the time, doing the best you can to work out. And the best you can is good enough.

I’m also learning about dealing with worry, it seems. It’s so easy to feel scared about the future and worry about affording things during my practicum. But I’ll cross that bridge when I get there. If I’ve learned one thing about myself in recent years, it’s that I can overcome a whole lot. I can deal with the curveballs life throws me. This will just be another curveball.

Doesn’t really help to stress out about it now though, right? Not much I can do to change things. Just deal with what comes, as it comes.

Now, get back to that homework.