Monday, June 11, 2012

Finding Balance...

Now that we have some sort of routine in place and are slowly removing our tourist badges, life is developing some sort of schedule. The days are inconceivable long, fast, and humid, but we wouldn’t be in the district without those three characteristics, would we?

In this past week, I’ve learned that balance is most important, especially when entering a new adventure. Balancing basic needs such as rest and proper eating – all while keeping up with the non-stop energy of DC. We must learn that taking time for ourselves is not a sign of weakness, but intelligence and perseverance. There’s nothing admirable about working a 10 week internship if by the end of it you can barely function because of exhaustion.  

Mary Brougher, with Bender Consulting shared that we must always, “work hard; work smart; and work with the proper spirit”. I encourage you to apply that philosophy to your life and work toward a more balanced life. I believe we are all meant to make a significant impact in the world, and we can’t do that if we’re not alive and healthy. 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Commenters must avoid profanity, harsh language and disparaging remarks on the basis of gender, race, class, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation or disability. All comments to the blog are moderated by AAPD, and can be subject to removal at any time.

Please use the comments section to engage in the ongoing dialogue between our program funders, current and former interns, our colleagues, and the broader disability community, and to respond to intern posts that intrigue you, to share your own stories, or to simply express your gratitude for being allowed into the world of our summer interns.