I am burnt out.
I despise those words. I hate saying that I’m “burnt out.” It makes me feel like a failure, like I’ve run out of gas. Right now, it’s a combination of my personal, professional, academic, economic, and social all colliding into one catastrophic explosion. It feels as if I stepped on a figurative landmine.
This “burn out” session typically happens around this time. October not only marks Halloween, but also the midway mark in the semester. You begin to realize that you are not doing as well as you thought and now it’s time to rearrange your tactics a bit. As Momma Grey said, “the carousel still keeps moving.” You can’t get off this ride called life; you have to figure out the best way to navigate and be successful, despite you being burnt out!
Now that I have provided you with enough imagery to last the rest of this entry, I can move on to how I’m trying to combat it.