Finding a Balance...

...is a hell of a lot harder than I want it to be.

As much as you try to plan things out and find a happy medium between everything, there is no denying that life just likes to get in the way sometimes.

Whether it's midterms or a tough break-up, it's very easy to lose focus of everything you set out to do.

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This post is more for myself than anything...just to give some perspective into what I truly want to do and what kind of balance I actually want to have.

With four full weeks left of my undergrad career, I'm not as concerned with planning out every detail quite yet--it is the season for grad parties, tough finals and goodbyes after all.

But when summer hits, I've got some big goals (including really getting this blog to take off!) and I wanted to share them so I'd maybe have some sort of standard to hold myself to...

My no bull-shit, stop-making-excuses training start day is quickly approaching (June 11) and I will truly have to dedicate myself to getting in shape for the Chicago Marathon in October. I'm kind of nervous seeing as how my true laziness has really shown itself these last couple months, but I just have to keep my eye on the end goal!

Landing this internship at the RedEye is an absolute dream come true! I can't wait to continue growing as a writer at a publication that I love to read.

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This baby has been in the works for quite awhile and I'm excited to have more time to pour my heart&soul into it.

This beautiful guitar taunts me day in and day out. All I want is to be able to pick it up and belt something out, but it usually ends in me walking away with disgust because I don't even know where to begin. 

Not only am I dying to learn, but I also kind of owe it to my family seeing as how my Dad owns a guitar shop...it's just kind of shameful that I can't play.  

With a little extra free-time that won't have to be spent doing homework (ooh sweet summertime), I definitely want NEED to dedicate it to learning how to play this bad boy. 

Also under music, I'm including: FESTIVALS. Definitely going to need some fun to add into the balance. I already have tickets to Lollapalooza (first-timer!) and need to get on snagging a pass for Spring Awakening too!

Along with these core-four, I can't wait to see what else the summer has in store...

1 comment:

  1. I found the title of your blog extremely interesting as I always think of you as being a Libra instead of a Virgo. Your title suggests that there may be some Libra traits in you mixed up with everything else, or maybe it just further validates what we all know already & that is you are very wise young grasshopper.
    Balance is a notion that most people seem to take fore granted these days, especially in this hustle-bustle, non-stop world we live in. It seems most people pay little attention to balance until their lives, addictions, habits, attitudes etc force them to remember "all things in moderation."
    Sometimes we tip the scales too far in one direction or another , and then it it is too late to try & regain your equilibrium. I believe this is all the more reason to make conscientious choices and at least be somewhat aware of your tendencies to tip the scales in one direction or the other, and to know when it's time to get back to the center. The motto of Libra is "I balance" but this could easily extend to all human beings as we make our way through life. I have found it very helpful in my own life to visualize the scales while saying "I balance." The value of this exercise is that you can very easily place things on the scale, stress at work, not enough green veggies, too much fear, or too much irresponsibility, addiction etc ( whatever relates to your life at any given moment) & you can actually see the scales tipping in one direction or another with the weight of these "things" & realize it's time to re-calibrate your life again. There is an alchemical saying: "Equilibrium is the basis of the Great Work."