Juggling studying and 90 hours of work placement, working full-time, trying to maintain an active lifestyle, building a house, and maintaining happy and healthy relationships is hard work. There just aren't enough hours in a day to do any of it as well as I'd like. Half of the time, it's like my body is on auto-pilot, going through the motions of the day while my mind elsewhere, thinking about our next building appointment and what colour our garage door should be, or when my next assessment is due and just how much study I can cram into my hour lunch break.
Recently, I really felt like I was getting the hang of this juggling thing. I've gained so much motivation and grown so much more passionate about creating beautiful experiences not just for myself, but also for others during my studies, I've been happier and healthier than I have been in a long time and I've been accomplishing everything I need during my 9-5 job.
I had a really good day yesterday. I completed and submitted two (!!) assessments and nailed my interview for a position at Perth Fashion Festival to complete some work placement hours.
Study-wise, it was a huge win of a day.
But then I got home, tired and stressed and Jesse bore the brunt of it all.
Relationship-wise, it wasn't such a win of a day.
But, despite my shitty attitude and my snapping, I still fell asleep to the most amazing, loving and supportive text message after he went home that night and it made all the hard work of that day feel a little better.
It's all about perfecting balance, I guess. Keeping the scale from tipping too much in favour of any one thing at the cost of another. That, I am still working on.