rekindle that fire

Sometimes, I feel lost in a swamp of things to do. Important things to do. I'm in my final semester as an undergraduate. And it's that time of the year where due dates are getting closer and closer. In the beginning, every project I started excited me. The thought of being a part of them lit me up inside. But now it's crunch time and I just need to get them all done right now. There's no room for enjoyment.

It's heartbreaking. I look back at my semesters spent on some incredible projects that I never truly got to enjoy. Didn't get to relish in the moment.

Add to that, this time of the year is exhausting which means I don't have the energy to clean, or cook, or anything else. So everything's kind of a disaster.

This disastrous swamp place is a dangerous place to be. It is what causes my amazing projects to not meet their potential. It leads to the consumption of a lot of dollar store cookies. And it stomps out any fire I had inside me.

But this semester is my last! I am not going to let stress weigh me down. I will restart my fire and rock these projects.


By reflecting on my vision and goals. By meditating on what makes me feel strong. By looking inward to remind myself who I am and what it is that makes me love this stuff in the first place. Remembering what my drive was in the first place. And god damn determination will get me through.

How do you rekindle your fire?

Megan te Boekhorst