I've encountered a theme throughout several of the online articles I've read as of late. When this happens, I always assume it's for a reason. And, more often than not, I share my life lesson right here on my blog. After reading what I did in these articles, I've learned that even though we're usually reluctant to give up responsibilities to which we feel obligated, it is okay. Do you know why? (This next sentence really hit home with me.)
It's because when we remove the "seemingly important" obligations from our life, we create even more time for the things we want to spend time on, like our family. So, what do you want more of? Can you remove something else from your life to achieve that? Is it worth letting someone else take over a task so you can focus on what truly matters? You choose what you spend your time on. Never let society or anyone else choose it for you. Never feel guilty for letting something go because it brings you more time for what you'd rather focus on: school, family, creative time, etc. It's your life! Do what you want.
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