If you’re reading this, you’re probably inside your workspace figuring out how will you manage the heaping amount of workload you have on a Friday. Or you’re probably in the school library, cramming your readings for today’s graded recitation.
You could also be at home, still basking from the 10 hours of sleep you had which made you late for work or school. That’s alright, sometimes it’s okay to have a change of routine from your everyday system.
You’re probably getting tired of doing the same thing over and over. You’re probably tired of facing the computer, getting drunk in documents and emails or in readings, counting down until this day ends.
Apart from your professional needs, you have a family to go home to. A mother and a little brother to greet with a smiling face, pretending that everything is okay and you still have enough energy to spend with them. You also have your father who’s probably in the same situation as you.
You may also have a girlfriend or boyfriend that you have to update as much as you can. A barkada you haven’t seen since who knows when, and they’re already looking for you because kinain ka na ng sistema.
In short, you probably have too much on your hands and you have no idea what to do anymore.
But you know what? That’s okay.
It’s okay to go blank sometimes. It’s okay to get lost. Because getting lost means opportunities for new adventures. Something that your soul might need. Don’t fret too much. As said in this vert cliche saying: You only live once.
It’s also okay to step out of your routine. Do something different for a change. Walk to the bus stop instead of taking the taxi. Drop by the mall and buy something totally unnecessary (as long it’s within your budget of course). Treat yourself to a drink or two in the middle of the week. That’s totally fine.
But you know what’s not okay? Giving up.
It’s not okay to give up because you’re tired, just because you’ve had enough.
Remember that you’ve worked hard for that project, for your degree, for your family, for yourself. And giving up means letting go of all things you’ve worked hard for. I’m sure you don’t want that.
Instead of giving up, take a break. Get away from the city if you want. JUST don’t drop the pen and close the book. Trust me, that’s the last thing you want to do.
Keep going, my dear friend. If you grow tired, stop over, take deep breaths, indulge in something different. Just don’t stop for good.