One of our friends works in a school system that was looking for runners for the SAT testing. You know, those people that collect the attendance and give the proctors breaks and all that jazz. Figured we may as well volunteer and get a little extra spending money for our time, right?
I started remembering the time that I took my SATs nearly ten years ago. One of my friends was freaking out before the test and was totally fine afterwards, while another friend was cool and collected before the test, then started worrying when it was over. The pair spoke of how they studied the night before for this completely randomized comprehensive test while I stood there thinking about how I had spent my time playing video games with Rachel.
In all honesty, at that point in my school career, I had already made the decision to at least start out my college years at a community college, which didn’t factor in the SATs. Tests never tended to worry me, and I brought that same approach to the SATs, despite how important they are.
Thinking back on it, I bring the same approach to my writing. While I do stress about my progress sometimes, especially when working around my day job, I tend to be relaxed about it. After all, writing is supposed to be a fun, creative outlet, and it is so deliciously satisfying when all the words start to come together.
While being too lax can bring complications, I think it’s important to be a bit chill in life. Once you find a good pace that allows you to make progress without stressing you out, stick with it.