Between two jobs and an online class this summer, it is easy to say I don’t have time. Time for friends, catching up on sleep, and pursuing the ideas and goals that would bring me inspiration.
I don’t want to pass up opportunities because I am always “busy”. I don’t want put enjoyable hobbies and activities that could become something on the back-burner because I lack the energy. In fact, I think that exploring interests is a great way to FIND energy when feeling burnt out. Innovation and creativity can foster well-being and spice up life in many ways.
That being said, my mission for these next few summer months before I go back to college is to read and learn on my down time. Summer is the perfect time to stay busy but also forget what was learned during the school year. I want to stay sharp and engaged with current events and keep my brain active as much as possible.
There are some things that have been popping back into my memory lately, things that I have forgot about wanting to do, such as photography for capturing some of life’s great moments and beauties, having a balanced diet to stay concentrated and think clearly, and possibly beginning that “start up business” I always wanted to do.
I think it would be full-fulling to learn how to sew bags and clothes, create my own designs, and learn how to make homemade cosmetics like lip balms, bath salts and lotions.
Along with this, I think it would be so much fun to draw again, try out homemade recipes, and go on hikes. Nature is mystical and I want to always take time to appreciate the scenery surrounding me and take advantage of the adventures all around waiting to be discovered.
By saying all this, I think it is time to stop making up excuses and stop fearing failure and the unknown. It is a trap to live a life in fear, because years go by so quickly and I don’t want to look back wondering what it would have been like if I actually tried before I gave up. Most of all, the time I so eagerly fill trying to keep busy, I want to stay busy with activities that will encourage self-reflection and growth. I find it important to stay humble and always be open to learning from others, as well as getting to know yourself a little better too.