I hope you’re enjoying your recreated Thanksgiving leftovers (fried mashed potato cakes? Turkey and cranberry paninis?) 🙂
I’ve been feeling like a green-eyed monster lately. I stumbled upon the Instagram of a graduate school classmate who looks like she’s absolutely killing it — she’s graduating next month while working part-time while working with BeachBody/Shakeology (according to her social media, it’s helped her lose 35 lbs and earn $35k to help pay off the debt over the past 2.5 years), looks happily married, goes on work retreats, etc. She’s only one year older than me.
I have another friend who is wrapping up her master’s program and just got promoted to charge nurse at her unit. And another who is working as a flight attendant and is traveling to all these fun places. And another who’s killing her dual PhD/NP program. Etc etc. Maybe I need less ambitious friends…. (kidding! kind of).
I’m slowly getting through my graduate school project and will be doing my clinicals during the entire 2018 year. I’ve gained weight (less working out/activity since moving back home, eating as a stress reliever) and still trying to figure out my job balance (I was originally full-time, then part-time, then per diem and full-time, and now have three per diem jobs for the varied experiences). I’m also trying to plan a wedding and learn more self-care. I feel like some days I’m not doing enough, and other days I’ve got too much on my plate. If only life was simple….
… but I need to remember that my path is different, my experiences are different. In a perfect world, I’d have a regular schedule working part-time, work out daily, yoga daily, eat when I’m hungry (and stop when I’m full), sleep 8-9 hours a night, walk to work, spend time with my SO and family and friends, actually keep everything straight….
… and maybe that will be me. In about a year (minus the walk to work part). Who knows. We’ll see. 🙂
Anyone else having a quarter-life crisis? Please tell me that I’m not alone.