Sunday, February 1, 2015

Two Truths and a Lie

Truth: I haven't thought about blogging in two weeks. 

I started this year planning on taking the blogging world by storm. And then I started my job. And then I blogged a whopping five times the entire month of January. So, yeah. I suck. And I'm just going to stop saying I'm coming back. Because every time I do, I fall off the planet again. So you may see me again tomorrow. Or you may not see me again for two weeks again. I'm trying over here. I really am.

Truth: I'm finally done with grad school applications. 

One of the hundreds of reasons I've been MIA so much lately has been me attempting to get my future in order. Grad school applications have been staring me in the face since September. But me being me means that I push them off until the very last minute. So that resulted in pure panic. And a lot of stress on me. But all of that is done now. So my evenings after work are free to blog away again!

Lie: I've got this whole work-life balance thing all figured out.

I never realized how difficult this really is. I struggled with my school-life balance all through college. But adding the commute in the mix has made it difficult. And the fact that from 7AM until around 8PM every day, I have about one hour of time to myself to get things done. Yes, the gym in involved in that time. But that's just as important as working as far as I'm concerned. And living in my college town has also made this hard. Because I find myself being drawn into doing stupid things like going out on a Monday. Not so much fun when the alarm starts going off at 6am.

Clearly I'm a work in progress over here. But I think I may actually be on my way. But by the time I'm back on top of things, I'm sure everything will change. Because that's life.

So I'm living. And I'm learning. And I'm loving life. I just haven't shown it around here much. But I will. At some point. I promise.

Happy February, y'all!

xoxo, jgp


  1. The work-life balance is so tricky! It comes with time though, so be easy on yourself :)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  2. Congratulations on finishing your applications!