My Summer: Working Away

The thing is, I’ve spent nearly everyday working this summer, it’s almost more natural for me to work everyday than to be home. Well, wait, it actually is.

It’s such a weird feeling to be working everyday. I mean, I did 31 days straight at one point. It’s tiresome in a way, but it also feels like if I’m not making money… then what the heck am I doing? I have goals that need to be achieved!!

It’s super hard in the sense that I am in a summer class. Sometimes I work both jobs. Currently for the summer my dad has a restaurant in a sort-of country club type place that I help manage during the summers and I also work at one of those corporation restaurants that everyone loves. I serve/bartend whatever there, (the stories that can come out of there!!) but I do enjoy it in the sense that I love talking to people! People are always telling me these weird, random stories and I feel like I have a knack for getting to know everything about someone’s life. I think I’m just easy to open up to, which is good in some areas of life. Trust me, it’s a blessing and a curse.

I do enjoy telling stories and listening to stories and I’ve thought about writing them on Instagram – I literally have SO many stories to tell LOL so it’s hard to really process.

When I was younger, I don’t know, 8-15/16 I literally journaled almost every single day. And now that I’m older, I have no idea how I had the time to, but also I do appreciate it as it did document a lot of my life and feelings. I also believe that it helped me internalize and process things that I otherwise wouldn’t have noticed or healed from.

Wow, that could be a whole blog post in itself, journaling… Back to working everyday.

So yeah. My boyfriend and I have super ambitious, high-achieving goals that we are on our way to achieving. I am pretty lucky I’m with someone who can keep up with my energy. I love projects and working on things.

BACK TO WORKING EVERY DAY.

Yeah, so the work life balance is difficult. It’s hard to maintain, it’s definitely hard to keep up with friends/family as at the end of the day, I have no energy to. It’s hard to keep up with passions, writing, reading, yoga, etc. Well, I guess that’s not all true. I usually do read or write every day, but it’s more of a pick-and-choose thing. I guess you just can’t do everything mores, because there’s just not enough time in the day.

My time management skills have gotten better though. I plan everything in an agenda. Yes, I’ve tried bullet journaling and I have to say, I feel like that’s for people who don’t have so much business in their life going on!! I have NOO idea how I would make actual time to keep up with that every single day. I tried it, I guess I could try again though (maybe?) Basically my agenda has everything that I have due each day in terms of school-work, then it has what days I’m working/any events/plans I made with friends all fit in with times. I also have a running list of things I “need” to get done I.e I changed addresses so a list of websites where I still need to change my address, and things I “want” to get done, like blog writing and novel writing and finishing books that I’m reading.

It’s difficult but after Labor Day I’ll have more free time since one of my jobs end at least. I am considering picking up another job since I’m not taking so many classes this semester (12 credits! Yay!) and I’ll have time, and if it’s closer to my new house it would be a lot more convenient for me.

It’s also the fact that I have SO many ideas for blog posts that I need to get done! And a bunch of novel writing! So working every day does work for me to be honest overall, because I have it in my head that in long-term I’ll be okay. I want to be debt-free as well as have a savings, so if this is what I have to do to get there, then I’m all in.

Unfortunately my social life suffers because of that, but eventually things will balance out again. They always do.

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