I took a new job this summer that I was excited about. After over a month working, I realized that working full time in addition to going to grad school full time wasn’t a good option for me. I know people do this all the time, but with work, school, blogging and other commitments, it wasn’t going to be easy.
After struggling through my summer classes for grad school, I knew it was time to cut back. I was working, blogging and working in school that I didn’t make time for my family, friends, boyfriend or other things I loved like reading and working out.
So, I stepped down from management and I’m now an associate employee instead. With the decrease in hours, I have time to focus on school, spend time with friends and enjoy my twenties. This was a difficult decision for me, but I know what I can and cannot handle. Juggling several full-time commitments isn’t feasible for me. And that’s okay. At first, I felt guilty because I couldn’t handle all the work. But I knew that I needed to put myself first and do what is best for me and my future.
With fewer hours, I have found I can better balance work, school, blogging and my free time to do the things I love. Balance is something I lost throughout the summer, but my goal for fall is to stay balanced and to stay happy.
Have you made a change in your work or school life recently? How do you balance your responsibilities? Make sure to leave a comment below!