I’ve decided, after a year of running myself ragged, that I need an untouchable day. That’s about as far as it’s gotten. All I know is that it is untouchable from work. I need this because my job is slowly but surely draining the life out of me and I just can’t take it anymore. I can always find a million reasons why I need to be working, but the reality is that, even though I work every single day, the work is never done. And with that, I need to step back and take some time for me.
This week almost killed me. With a chapter deadline at the beginning of the week and the GREs at the end, it was the worst week in a while. We turned the chapter in a day late and I totally crashed and burned on the GREs. What did working nonstop or weeks on end get me? It didn’t get that chapter in on time, although it is a really good chapter. And spending all my time working meant that I totally stopped studying for the GRE weeks ago. And while both activities are important for my grad school applications, I just can’t have that truly pathetic score reflect my standardized test taking abilities.
While I’m tempted to add “GRE studying” to my list of things I will not do on my untouchable day, I should prob just bite the bullet and dedicate an hour or two to remembers geometry (whomp).
So today is my untouchable day. I am going to go to Home Depot, like I’ve wanted to for weeks and watch the L word and eat pizza and take a nap and do whatever the hell else I want to do and not even think about work until tomorrow… or maybe even Moday.