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Been a while..

When I was in college, I remember my pass-out seniors telling me
"life is not the same outside college, especially when you start working".
Back then, I thought it is a statement for the weak heart as I was a firm believer of
"you always have time to do what you want to do."
Well, now that I have been out of college for almost 2 years, here's what I have to say.

They were right. It's not. You don't necessarily have time to do what you want to do. There are always two sets of tasks boggling your mind - The important ones and the urgent ones.
Important ones like going to the gym, learning a new language, writing blogs, keeping contact with old friends. You want to do each of them but you never get time. You are constantly boggled by the more pressing, more urgent tasks - that nasty bug in the code, that awesome plugin and what not. They always take priority. Always.

So readers, find time for yourself. Regulate your life. Because if you just let life be, and keep on doing what you are doing, you will never have time to do what you want to do!


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