(Side-note-- I haven't been blogging much on my end, so if this is incredibly choppy or archaic or whatever the kids are calling it these days... well, I apologize.)
Lately, I've found myself stressed more so than I've been in years. It's my final year of university, I've been working two jobs, and I've been adjusting to my new apartment and my four (yes, four!) roommates. There's a reason I'm sharing this random information.
With being stressed, it's easy to go two directions. The first is to melt down and lock yourself up in your room, to drown in homework, and to run on autopilot. I tried this briefly.
The second is to throw assignments to the wind, to go out with friends each night, go to bars and cafes, bookshops and fields... and again, I tried this.
What I was missing was moderation, balance-- the skills to drink coffee in the morning and wine at night.
I was talking to one of my closest friends about this, and she gave me some amazing advice. What a turd move, right? I'm asked to guest blog and here I am quoting something that someone else told me...
The advice was simple: it's okay to spend time doing things you want to do. They key is finding balance. If you want to spend a whole day in bed watching Netflix, give yourself that leisure. If you want to go for a drive, do it. I know this advice seems incredibly simple, but in the place that I found myself, simple was what I needed. I needed to be reminded that it's okay to take a minute, to take a day, a week, whatever I need, and to not feel the need to throw myself blindly in one direction.
So here's to coffee in the morning and wine at night.
My name is Amber, and I write on Laughing With Broken Eyes and Oh Darling, My Darling!
I'm an aspiring writer, future middleschool English teacher (dear god please let me get hired), and a Netflix expert. Huzzah!