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lean in.

We are within the last few weeks of the semester. It’s crunch time.

I am currently on annual tour with my university choir, sitting in a mall doing homework (or writing a blog post). This semester has been quite the draining one, between taking 18 hours, being cast in a production, and starting a new job.

I. Am. Tired.

And not just tired, I am exhausted, stressed, anxious, and just plain done. As much as I’m ready to quit and my body wants to sleep for a week, life keeps pulling and demanding that I give my all. Grades need to be maintained and responsibilities and obligations need to be upheld.

So instead of being miserable, I have decided to lean in.

Lean into the discomfort, lean into the madness.

One thing I’ve learned about myself throughout my undergraduate college career is that I have a threshold of discomfort that is difficult to pass. I hit a “wall”, a point where I don’t think I can continue working so I give up. I have found the threshold, and my next challenge is to power through it. Once I get to the other side I can pretty much conquer anything.

That’s why I’m leaning.

I have about two months until I leave for Urbania and all of this discomfort will finally be worth it. While I am still $3,000 short of my fundraising goal, I have raised and earned $5,000 already from private donations, my GoFundMe page, and working my booty off. It’s time to lean into the end of this chapter to prepare for the next one.

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