I Am Self-Maintaining

I think taking care of yourself is one of the most important things – and I don't just mean the basics. I mean the little things: giving yourself time off when you need it, plans to do things you love, etc. With work and life, I find people often forget to slow down and figure out what they need. Life is too fast-paced to be running alongside it 24/7. Slow and steady wins the race, yeah?

Passion /vs/ job

One of the things that make hobbies and passions so enjoyable is their lack of rules and regulations, so when you place those things onto one, no matter how much you love it, there's a bit of a struggle. That's one of the hardest things about doing what you love for a living. When it turns into a task that requires immense effort to complete it feels awful. That thing that was so easy and enjoyable to do turned into a hassle.

I've experienced this, just like most likely every other person in a similar boat, and I've come up with little ways to overcome the feelings of dread.