Only So Many Hours

Why did no one tell me that entering the “real world” would provide me with less freedom than when I was in school?  I worked like a dog for the 2.5 years I was in grad school (or a beaver, because I feel like they work harder than most dogs I know).  I worked 60-70 hours a week, worked out hung out with my amazing Masters Swim Team, and caused havoc in New York City.  Oh.  I also went to class.  And studied.  And wrote papers.  Yep.  It’s true.  And shockingly, I did well.  Like, really well.  NBD, obviously.

{my life for 2 years}

For some reason working 8 hours a day makes me more exhausted than anytime spent in morning practice or paying way too much to get a piece of paper that says I’m a smartie pants.  Oh man.  I miss school.  Like, a ton.  More than California sunshine.  Whoa.  WHOA.  That is big.  I love school and support being in school forever.  I’m really looking forward to the day that I can adopt a new school with a new mascot and begin the learning process again.

My job is great, because I have the luxury of creating my own work-life balance.  It’s just that my version of that includes working out multiple times a day, sifting through food blogs, and getting 5 hours of sleep a night.  I currently have Dexter to thank for that.  I guess I don’t know how to not be busy.  And I like that.  I mean, maybe I need to just sleep more, and not work out everyday.  Right.  Totally doable.  Um, definitely not so much.  Not even a little bit.  I love DC because it is so accessable and with my work-life balance I can get away and experience everything I want, and still have time to bake yummy things and hide away at home in my new apartment.  There are only so many hours in a day.  And they currently get me through about 1/6 of what I need to.

School is coming back.  it has too.  I have too much to learn and more cities to experience.  Not sure when, but I am so excited when it does.  Until then I do a pretty good job of keep myself busy.


  {last summer baseball}


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