Chilling Out

I know what you’re thinking, ‘It’s September 24, this guy is lazy!’”

We live in higher stress than people care to say. We’re wired to live for the moment and nothing else, and that if the moment disappoints, it’s the end of the world.

That is until you take your weekly trip to Shooter’s and drown your sorrows of that failed finance test.

Sometimes you need to check out. Take a vacation, take a trip to your own paradise, whether that be up north or your couch. There’s no shame in loafing for awhile. It’s healthy to have that time to yourself.

Like you, I have a demanding job, classes and a personal life to keep up. In the past week there were moments when I wanted to light all three on fire and spit on them. Many of you have been there at one time or another.

For the first time in a long time I’m taking a weekend to be me. Coincidentally, being me involves travelling a long distance to see family and do sight-seeing.

If you live for the moment, the moment will almost certainly disappoint most of the time. Everything we’re doing right now may be important, but more important than all is your ability to do whatever it is you’re doing.

After a few 60 hour work and class weeks, my ability has become compromised, and I need my time to recharge and go at it again.

When I planned this vacation three months ago, I had no idea I would be planning it for the perfect time. I was trying to center it around my birthday which thankfully fell during a time of great stress.

It’s not checking out for good. It’s checking out for my own good.

Everything we’re doing can be done in a reasonable amount of time. Life for many of us is overwhelming right now.

The long and the short of it is that everything comes to an end. Your homework will not go on forever. Eventually it gets finished. When it seems insurmountable, know that it’s not because nothing is infinite.