Having been until very recently immersed in the “I’m so busy and stressed out and I can’t handle my life right now” kind of university lifestyle, I realized today that there were a few things that I wanted to say about it. Today I got a sudden second wave of inspiration to try and get some academic work of mine published. I’m really excited that I’m going to start going through this process, but at the same time I’m nervous about doing it.
But I recognized that this stress is kind of a good sign. With the caveat, of course, that too much of it is really bad for one’s mental and physical well-being. But being stressed out is mostly a sign that you really care about doing the best that you can on a project, or being the best you can be when you present your work to a colleague, mentor, or authority figure. It can be serious negative energy, but its also a powerful sign of drive. It’s stressful (and it should be), but right now that’s just a sign that I’m pushing myself forward.
I’m becoming more and more aware that every post that isn’t my own creative work just sounds more and more like me life-coaching myself.
(the Tumblr version)