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Y’all, I’m tired. Like tired, tired. 

I feel like adulthood has really been harassing me to no end this week. Work and classes got their dusty, crusty feet on my neck. The audacity! 

You know who else joined the #StompKibOutParty? Year 26. This lil’ scorpio turns 26 in November, and apparently, America wants to strip me of my parents’ health insurance.

This is wildly inappropriate, unnecessary, and disrespectful-- but after making phone calls to a general practitioner, OBGYN, dermatologist, allergist, and dentist to set up appointments, I must say that I feel like *that* bitch. That *adult* bitch. 

Naturally, I was overwhelmed. Like I mentioned earlier, this week marked the beginning of a new academic and work year. Who wouldn’t be going crazy? I’ve been filled with so much information that my head has literally almost exploded two or three times. All I could think of is new tasks, new assignments, deadlines, new procedures, new textbooks, etc. 

Interestingly enough, I found this the most appropriate time to test myself. Instead of rushing home to buy textbooks or pen exam dates into my agenda, I opted for a glass of wine and a quick Netflix binge. I realized that somehow my brain was tricking me into thinking that I needed to complete everything all at once...but I actually had time.

I needed to just slow down, relax, and take this week for what it was. It was okay to just dip my toes in for a bit-- I didn’t have to dive right in. 

There is a time and a place for everything. We all know that. But are you ensuring that you are always making time and creating space for YOU? 

We often let external forces dictate our every mood and move-- we allow the outside to become our stressor. But you cannot forget to take care of you. You must be the person who cares for yourself the most. At the end of the day, all of this school and work shit is not always permanent, but the effects of self-neglect can be. 

Slow down. I promise you that it is okay. I promise you that it may seem like time may not wait for no man, but it’s sure going to have to make some adjustments or figure it out when it comes time to prioritize yourself. 

Take care of yourselves, ya’ll. And always remember:

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And with that, I’ll leave you with a few quotes:

Taking time to do nothing often brings everything into perspective.
— Doe Zantamata

To slow down is to be taken into the soul of things.
— Terry Tempest Williams

It is important from time to time to slow down, to go away by yourself, and simply be.
— Eileen Caddy

You can go slow. Allow your dreams and goals to change, but live an intentional life.
— Kumail Nanjiani

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