Is there ever enough time to have fun?
I am wondering if I will ever have time to truly enjoy my twenties.
Currently, I am a final year undergraduate law student. All I ever have time for are assignments and studying. It isn’t as if I particularly enjoy this life, but I do it because I know it will be worth it. I have applied for Masters programs at many of the top Universities in the world, but to make this actually happen, I have to keep achieving top grades. The past three years have just been a mad rush to be in and remain in the top 3% of my class, with summers being filled with work experience and application filling.
I feel so tired and drained 80% of the time. My friends, if you can even say I have any these days, don’t ask me to do anything with them because I am too busy to do anything. I am envious of the people posting their photos on Facebook who are always going out and having “great nights”, whereas I am usually working until midnight and only spend my free time relaxing.
It is not as though I would rather be doing work, but considering the terrible economy, I feel like it will be impossible to get anywhere in law without putting in the time and coming out on top. As soon as I graduate this year, I will be going for 3+ more years of this, which I assume will be even more difficult at a postgraduate level. By the time I am completely finished, I will be 25+ and then hopefully going to employment. This doesn’t leave much time for “living a student life, enjoying your twenties”.
How is it even possible to have a normal social life and achieve top grades, or is this the choice people end up having to make? How do you succeed and still be a normal person at the same time?
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