Besides working full time, I’ve been taking classes for the last 6 years, working towards a master’s degree. Now that the classes are done, I assumed that the rest of my life would just fall into place. It hasn’t quite worked out like I thought. Life is just as messy as before, maybe even messier.
I thought that once the homework stopped I would have time to pursue the things I loved. I would be able to get a new job at least closer to my field of study. I would be able to take art classes, spend more time in the garden, travel, get involved in theatre again.
Yet, in real life, I’m finding it difficult to just get through a work day. I don’t seem to have the energy to do anything else. I know I used to find the time to participate in those activities that I loved. Why is it so difficult now? Is it age? Is the work getting too exhausting? Perhaps I was in school too long and forgot how to find time for myself?
So how can I find a balance in my life?