Dear Internet,

I haven’t written in a long time because…well…life. I know I always say I’m “busier than ever” but it seems day by day I’m busier than the last. Keeping up isn’t impossible, it just requires a lot of time management and discipline. It involves a few frantic and frustrated moments a week (ie: on Sunday I forgot to put the washing in the dryer in the morning and was gone all day). And it involves a lot…a lot…of focus and drive.

You must constantly remind yourself¬†WHY you’re doing what you’re doing and not just “going through the motions” because if you don’t, eventually you’ll burn out.

You must mitigate the terrible moments of stress and try your best to sleep through the night.

And you must keep going. Day by day…hour by hour if you have to. Keep moving forward. Keep waking up every morning and reminding yourself what your purpose is that day.

It’s hard, internet, to be a productive, healthy, somewhat happy, not busy for the sake of being busy, person.

But I look at my role models and remind myself that nothing is given or sustained without hard work.