My second year of college was an extremely difficult one. I had a full load of very difficult, time-consuming classes and labs with multiple projects and papers. In addition to that, I was working 30-40 hours a week at three different jobs to pay for college.
One of the most important lessons I learned during that year was that I could survive anything, as long as it was temporary. The class would end, the lab would end, the work shift would end, the semester would end. Many days that was what kept me going.
At some point, I realized that it is all temporary. Everything is temporary. Life is temporary.
“I can survive anything, as long as it is temporary. And it is all temporary.” I still remind myself of this today when I feel overwhelmed and need to put things back into perspective. Maybe it will help you, too.