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Make Time for Yourself

Cheyanne Beaumont | Writer

A couple of weeks ago I made the decision to leave my second job. I’m an adult, or so I think, with my own bills, and although community college is seemingly an affordable option, it’s not free. Although quitting that job was a nerve-wracking decision, I’ve come to realize that it was necessary for me.

I wouldn’t say the course load and my work life were unbearable, but it did take a toll on my social life, and even my body. Is anybody else experiencing premature aches and pains? It has gotten to a point where I barely see my friends, have missed calls from family, and I’m neglecting my life outside of school and work. The time has come to take inventory of my life and justify my decision to leave my second job with careful budgeting and planning.

The freedom of extra time has been beneficial, which is why I urge you to make time for yourself. I’ve had opportunities to do things I haven’t in months: game with friends, bake desserts, and play guitar. I had deprived myself of these things by subscribing to hustle culture. I would even say my quality of school work has improved. With all of our individual circumstances in life, it’s easy to forget that what keeps us going at the end of the day…is ourselves. We need to make sure we take care of ourselves, including taking personal time, whatever that may look like for you.


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