Sunday, September 13, 2015

Balance

"There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living."
- Nelson Mandela

One of my favorite quotes is this one by Nelson Mandela.  I found it one day when I was searching for inspirational quotes (mostly centered around perseverance and tenacity) for a good friend/fellow graduate student of mine who was writing her doctoral thesis.  Here is the thing about graduate school: when you're working day to day in a space with no windows, your inspiration and drive can give way to tedium and you can get tunnel vision. 

This is where A Little Runner comes in.  Graduate school is important and I firmly believe education should be a top priority.  However, work-life balance is pretty important to one's emotional and physical well being.  Not having a balance means ignoring other areas of one's potential.  In my case, I've put aside a lot of things I used to do: blogging, drawing, photography, guitar, and in general, creating things. 

A Little Runner is my attempt and springboard to make time for hobbies instead of procrastinating on them in favor of Netflix.  I figure having a space to document my endeavors would be nice even if no one reads this.  Well, here goes.