This is a mighty weird equilibrium. I’m drowning in homework, but I’m blissful and unstressed. I feel like I’m caught up. But I’m not. I wake up early to work. I work. I meet some goals. I’m happy. I’m not done yet. I’m never done. We’re never done. But you know what? It’s okay. A good night’s sleep will make everything better…even when you still haven’t finished a mountain of work due the next day. Just wake up at 4, you’ll finish. You always do. Oh wait, you have an adviser meeting at 9? So you have to get dressed and look slightly presentable? Yes, I thought so. Hungry at 8? You chew slowly so this is gonna take a while. Lots of readings? Can’t do them since you have to study a little more for that test. You’re probably not gonna have a pop quiz anyway. Life is good. Life is sweet. Take a walk for an half an hour. In the rain. At night. Enjoy the smells. Slow down. Chill. Take some photos. Not of yourself, but of your surroundings. Put work away. Put it away. Right now, work doesn’t matter. Life does.