I spent the past semester working a full time job and going to school full time. I still managed to be a photographer, (crappy) blogger, and I actually taught myself a bunch of cool stuff. I woke up every day (including weekends) at 6am. I'd often go to work/school when it was dark and I drove home as it was starting to get dark again. At the end of this, I still was on the deans list with 2 A+ and 2 B+ (One of which in a class I couldn't stand). And I didn't burnout...not once.
Yet everyday someone would tell me "careful, you're going to burn out." As if they didn't understand the term.
You don't just burnout because you take on a lot of things. You burnout because you're doing things you don't enjoy.
Guess what, I worked my butt off to go to college. I may not always enjoy my classes or my major. But I go into everything with the mindset that everything is an experience. I'm going to take something from 4 years of sitting in those classrooms. And I love my job. Even-on-days-I-don't-and-I-shouldn't. I still love it. I wouldn't do my job if I didn't love what I do every second of every day. Now, do I want to do the job for the rest of my life? Probably not. But that doesn't mean at this current time, I don't love what I'm doing.
*Anyone who follows me on Twitter has already seen this rant*
If people would stop assuming my work ethic is the same as theirs, that would be great. #Thanks— Diana Vilić (@DianaVilic) December 11, 2016
So, I will not burnout because I will not be measured by someone elses work ethic. Thank you for the concern, but I did not take on more than I can chew. I will not regret spending my youth working like a dog. In fact I wouldn't even say I'm worked like a dog. I will not regret picking the major I picked. I won't regret not spending my college years partying. I will never say maybe I should have kissed more boys instead of working. I just won't. Maybe someone will. Maybe running on 5 hours of sleep a day doesn't work for some people.
We're not all built the same. So thank you for the concern, but I'm not going to burnout by investing my time and effort into my future.