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I am not exaggerating when I say that this is the busiest semester I have ever had.  With Panhellenic and sorority commitments, planning homecoming, and my classes, I barely have time to breath, much less sleep.  I attempt to be in a positive mood, despite my sleep deprivation and the fact that I have given up on having time to fix my hair again until Homecoming is over.  I have become more appreciative of the simplest things – a 15 minute nap, having the door held open for me when my hands are full, a day when I don’t wake up to 10+ text messages, a bowl of ice cream scooped by my roommate. 

Lately, I have felt as though everyone wants to give me advice and attempt to ruin those simple pleasures in life.  One example is my (lack of) relationship status.  I have been seeing someone on & off for almost a year and a half now.  We’re both busy people, so while a lack of time to see each other and communicate is frustrating, I understand why it has to be like that.  I put school first, so why should I expect someone to do anything differently?  However, when I express my excitement over small steps in the relationship to others in my life, I’m not met with a “yay!  that is so great!  I’m glad that you’re happy!”.  It’s more of a “you should push him into a relationship without being pushy” or “I dated someone in the same situation and we made time for each other, so I know that it can work.”  Or when I express a simple frustration of how I wish we could see each other more, I get a “You can do so much better than that.” 

Just today, I made a comment about doing something and someone immediately gave me a suggestion of what to do instead. The ironic part was that it was a situation that they had caused me.  I never asked for advice on the situation, and their comment was definitely not the best solution to the issue.  I was even more frustrated by the whole situation than I was to begin with.

Its human nature to be quick to judge a situation.  However, one of the biggest things that these experiences lately have taught me is to catch myself before I speak on a situation that I’m not a part of, unless I am asked for my opinion.  And even then, I need to remember to present my opinion in the nicest way possible.  I don’t appreciate being told what to do or the ever present “You can do so much better,” so why would I ever tell someone else that?  Our goal should never be to bring people down, but instead to life them up!

I hope everyone is having a good Monday!  Expect a new post soon 🙂



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