HOWEVER, I have been thinking...
I think I'm going to stop doing what I'm doing. I mean, I'm still going to focus on doing my job well and working hard when I'm there, but I am going to have a better work/life balance. I am constantly tired and borderline sick all of the time. I want the main part of my life to be about music, friends, spending time with Dan, making food... doing the things that I love, which I realized (this week) requires me to work less, stress less. It's not that I don't want to be promoted because I do; however, I've never felt content just being where I am for any given time, but I'd like to start. Right now. There was a time where I loved work and wanted to work all of the time. This is no longer the case so I'm going to start prioritizing my life to put my outside-of-work-happiness first.
I read my book, fell asleep watching tv with Dan by my side, and woke up this morning in my sunny, Brooklyn bedroom with Sangria curled up next to my head.
This is the life that I want. This is the life I will have.