how to be busy & happy at the same time

 You know when you feel like there are thirty-thousand things to get done, and you constantly have a backlog of tasks, and you're running around to your many responsibilities thinking okay, what do I have to do next?  

Yeah. Me too.

Whenever I'm really busy, I've noticed that there are three ways I tend to deal with my busyness:

Blog update // doing what you like

So this is just a blog update type of post, nothing too interesting. I just wanted to shed some light on the stuff that's been going on around here lately.

An introvert's guide to finding (& enjoying) alone time in college

Do you ever find yourself feeling irritable or annoyed if you don't get enough alone time?

Yeah. Me too.

I've been spending summers away from home for a long time (attend five or six week long ballet camps since age 15). The whole making-friends thing was always sort of hit or miss at these camps, because it was such a short time that you either found friends you didn't like (& tried to cling on to them so you weren't alone), or got lucky and found some people you loved.

The summer of 2015 I found some people I loved. They were my kind of people. We liked to spend our time in the same sort of ways, they were smart and thoughtful, and they made me laugh. But for some weird reason, I found myself getting really annoyed and irritable all the time. When we went out and did fun things (museums, movies, etc.) I always found myself wanting to be back in my room rather than enjoying my time with them. What the heck, right??

Well, here's what I've discovered:

I need alone time. 

life is a mess // thought of the day

To be totally honest, if this blog gets published, it will be a miracle. So if you're reading this, just know that there was some struggle involved in writing it, but yay, because I guess I finally got it done.

The problem here is two-fold. It goes like this: