Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Precarious Balance of Facets of Life

While I'm completely drowning in the acid swamp of craziness that is my fairly easy life, my friends seem to be super-organized and on top of everything, from schoolwork to extracurriculars to conquering the world. I don't know how they do this. It's like they're super heroes or something, and I'm Super Slacker.

I just don't get how they do it. And if I can't figure out how my fellow sophomores in high school balance life, how the heck am I supposed to understand how Obama balances running the world with Michelle and Malia and Sasha and Bo? HOW DO PEOPLE DO IT?!

Because I'd rather make up fake diseases to diagnose my slacker-ness instead of working to eradicate it, I believe that I suffer from Super Slacker Syndrome, otherwise known as Alliterations' Disease.

Super Slacker Syndrome is a condition most people develop in between the ages of 0-120. The symptoms are hard to recognize at first: not doing your multiplication homework in third grade can quickly grow into promising yourself that you'll clean your fish's bowl the next day, and guess what? You'll never clean the bowl.

(Disclaimer: Despite the statement previously made, I do care for my beta, Ronald Reagan. Ron-Ron is a very happy fish, so please don't call DCF- Department of Children and Fish- on me.) (Okay. That was punny in the extreme. But not even good punny. I apologize).

The point is, Alliterations' Disease aside, how do people "do it all?" Is it even possible? A while ago I read that article by that Princeton professor-person that women actually can't balance motherhood and a career, so maybe I should just drop out of high school now.

Oh well. I'm done ranting. Maybe I should just study for my Latin quiz after all.


  1. Jenna! Long time no see/talk!

    I'm in total agreement with you over this, as a university student, the work just piles and piles, and it's almost final exam time. And to think I want a family when I'm older, I'm scared to think my future kids are going to think I'm a bad Mom.

    Though you might be doing a better job at balancing things. I'm supposed to be working on papers and reading for class. I'm surfing the internet.

    Hopefully we'll get somewhere eventually.

  2. I sort of have this too, but as I've gotten older I've realized it's not just that I'm lazy--it's that I only want to put energy into the things I care about. And so right now, I'm working towards making my life only things that are meaningful to me. I'm writing a book because that's what I want to do for a living and I don't want a day job because I hate jobs. So one day when I'm a paid novelist, I can just work on writing and I won't have to sell used clothes to people anymore. It works with what people you have in your, how you spend your free time, everything.

  3. That was supposed to read "what people you have in your LIFE," btw.