Personal Life: Striking A Healthy Balance

November 10, 2014 § Leave a comment

Up until very recently, my personal life was consumed with three things: theory, travel, and sex.

That’s basically all that I thought about. And I was content with that. I wanted to read a lot of books, see the world, and have sex about as often as humanly possible.

And that’s more or less what I did throughout most of college and once I graduated. Then I made some major changes and sort of transitioned away from all of the reading and certain career changes have decreased my ability to travel.

So recently I’ve been focused more on the “here and now” and less so on political theories and my dreams of seeing the world. This has forced me to start considering a more permanent career scenario as well as a focusing on aspects of my personal life that I’d previously neglected (as I’ve detailed in previous posts).

To a certain extent this is healthy. I mean, you can’t spend all of your days dreaming about tomorrow. You have to live in the moment to a certain extent. If you’re too busy thinking about tomorrow then you will inevitably miss what was right in front of your face. At the same time it’s important to have dreams and plans for the future.

So I guess I’m trying to figure out a happy medium. I need to find a way to enjoy the moment but hang on to my dreams of seeing the world and staying involved (to a lesser extent) in political theory. There is one small problem. For some reason, recently it sort of makes me sick to pick up a book or think about my once extravagant plans to travel the country and the world. That was my life and now I’m trying to find ways to compromise those goals. It’s a different feeling. I can’t tell if I’m just maturing if I’m letting life force me to compromise.

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