With modern life being so full of stress and sadness, I’m sure many of you have heard about the work/play balance. After all, that is where this very popular mantra comes from:
Work hard, play hard
And I’m sure many of you repeat it to yourself before downing another drink on a Friday night to reward yourself after a hard week’s work. But have you ever stopped to think about the saying more deeply?
Well, I never had, before this week.
I’m sure many of you have noticed me not blogging as much, talking as much and reading as much. Why? Because bluntly, I’ve felt like sh*t.
Yet, I have absolutely no reason to! My life is heading in a great direction, I love this blog, I’ve got an amazing bunch of friends, I’ve been accepted into college, I’ve just started a Tumblr and Animal Crossing town with the owner of an extremely popular Animal Crossing site…AND I’ve finished my exams and studying until September! So what the f**k do I have to be sad about? Nothing is the right answer. I have absolutely no reason to suddenly feel weak, depressed and alone.
But maybe the reason is something I’d never considered before…that I suddenly have way too much time on my hands?
I’ve always been a girl of many hobbies, and I’ve been known to write a 50,000 word (draft) novel while running TWO blogs and a selection of social media accounts. Oh, and studying. When this happened, I remember a friend asking me how I did it. Well, my answer was simple – I did’t know how I could’ve live without doing all of this. You take something away and I fall apart.
So, what am I trying to get at? That my issue is too much time to relax and do whatever I want? Well, basically, yes. I need a balance, and I think that’s true for everyone. There’s no way you can accept the good without understanding the bad
May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽