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Being realistic in life

September 10th, 2008 at 07:05 am

Lately, I've been stressing a lot between school and work. I have really bad stress problem and I often get into depression because of that.

Yesterday, I realized that the reason why I'm stressing too much is because I keep thinking about the money earn for my trip. School sort of come second all of a sudden and travel is my #1 priority. No wonder I overspend sometimes. I turn my life into something unrealistic and I am behind my social life. I don't want my life to be all about school and work. So I have to make an important sacrifice...

What is my sacrifice? Traveling. I'm only going to save for Japan now. Since I am only a thousand and five hundred short. The rest, I will put a percentage in my future and enjoy the rest of the money. As for China, I will think about it when I finish college in December.

Why I made this sacrifice? To have peace of mind... School and friends are important to me and I want to make them my priority.

Other sacrifice? Less luxury for me = less money making. By the end of September, I will only work on Saturday morning for the rest of the semester. I will have Fridays (most of the time) and Sundays free.

Why again? Less stress and concentrate more in school.

I want to think realistic... and in order to be realistic, I have to give up things that I love which is to travel each year. My big trip will be China and Japan. For the rest, I will think about it after college.

2 Responses to “Being realistic in life”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Those trips are still a big accomplishment for someone in college and funding the travel through part time work. I don't know how you do it.

  2. spendinginsocal Says:

    I know what you mean- it's so difficult to balance school and work alone without adding in social pressures and long-term goals.

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