Something changed me this past school term, and not in a good way.
Between taking full-time classes, diving head first into a new role at work, and trying to juggle more than a handful of extracurricular activities, I began to find myself in a tough spot mentally. Between the late nights, incredible amounts of stress, and heaps of uncertainty, I began to lose sight of the things that really matter in life. The one true thing that I strive to achieve in my purposefully busy life seemed impossible to grasp -- true happiness.
With some much-needed personal time and reflection, I have been able to slowly work my way back to my old self. Even though I hate saying "no" to things and am constantly looking for more things to add to my schedule (I'm the type who loves being busy -- my planner is defs my BFF!), I've realized that cutting some things out and taking some time off is essential to healthy, happy living.
Although I'll still be working almost every day this winter break, I still want to make sure I take care of myself and squeeze in as much fun as possible while I have some free time! And although I'm trying to stay as far away from a set schedule this month as possible, it doesn't hurt to map out the fun stuff I want to enjoy this winter ;).