some might read that and think i am setting myself up for failure. actually, just the opposite. if i soared in all my classes, i would be failing at what really matters in life. i wouldn't get as much sleep as i need, i wouldn't have as much time to spend with my husband, my house would be messier, i wouldn't get nearly as much exercise or any at all, my brain would be completely bogged down by perfection.
instead i am reminding myself that at graduation, my gpa will not hardly matter at all. but in a year from now, it will matter that i spent time with my husband, that i rode my bike through the mountains on the weekends, that i invited people over for dinner, that i threw holiday parties, that i had time enough to listen to my subconscious yearnings, that i spent entire evenings burning candles, painting my nails, and watching tv. it will matter. because a life is not a life without those things, i'm certain of it, and i don't care if all of academia disagrees.
now some people can do both. but i'm convinced those people do not have jobs to go to or apartments to maintain or laundromats to wait at or balconies to lounge on or people in their lives who they absolutely must spend time loving. i don't know for certain though. but i'm the one who chooses my life. i choose it to be well-rounded and i am choosing meh grades from here on out!
in the name of living!