I used to be the girl that juggled 17 credits per semester while working two jobs and commuting…and ended up making Dean’s List.
I used to be the girl that could pull 3 all-nighters in a row, pass all her midterms and still manage to go to work.
I used to be the girl that could do it all.
Now, I can barely pull a SINGLE all-nighter and I’m a zombie the next day. I thought I could manage four classes since they’re all online while working full-time and still manage to work out and have a life. I mean, my commute is shorter, my hours aren’t past 5 PM and come on, I have DVR & Hulu so I don’t even have to watch my shows.
As I came to the startling realization yesterday that I can’t do it all, I had a mini-breakdown. It’s not that I was smarter back then nor was I that fantastic at time management…so why can’t I do it all now?
Then, as my boyfriend held me in his arms as I tried to calm myself down, I realized that I am still Supergirl. I have just adjusted my powers.
I am now living on my own in Washington, DC.
I am working at a job that demands a lot more of my time during the day.
I am in a healthy relationship with a wonderful man.
I have friends that whose company I enjoy immensely.
I am working on establishing a brand as a freelance writer and administrator.
I am working on having a healthy lifestyle that doesn’t consist on surviving the day on 6 shots of espresso.
I am working toward getting my Master’s in Journalism which means my grades matter for my undergrad.
Sure, at this rate, I don’t know when I’ll get my degree. Yes, it is frustrating me that I can’t advance in my professional career because I don’t have that degree, despite my experience. Yes, sometimes I do wish I could do it all.
Then I look at my life.
My priorities remain the same, with a few added on but I’ve realized that being Supergirl doesn’t mean I have to compromise my physical and mental health.
I’m pretty lucky all around. I just have to suck it up and be a little more patient.
That is, until I can figure out how to freeze time.
I am Supergirl 2.0.
Nice to meet you.