There is a huge difference.
This past year has taught me many lessons on prioritizing my time. I learned more of what "Work/Life Balance" means and much more of what it means to choose the opportunities you pursue carefully.
Regardless of where you are in your career, there are opportunities available. With that, regardless of where you are in life, there are many things you could choose to spend your time on. While individually your options may be wonderful, when you have too much on your plate, wonderful may turn into dreadful.
I've learned that it is very much okay to say "no" to enticing open doors. It's not limiting. In fact, it's more freeing! When you choose to focus on a career path/major/etc., you are not stuck in that lane forever. Rather you're making the decision to press forward with something you're passionate about. You're giving yourself time and mental resources to excel at that special thing of yours. If that thing doesn't work out, at least you've tried and you can move onto the next chapter with your piece of mind!
A lot of the time we get too scared to "choose" or "focus" because we don't want to feel trapped. If you are ever in that situation, try to overcome your fear of entrapment by internalizing how 100% true to yourself you're being by choosing to pursue your passion wholeheartedly!
Love and Peace,
Thanks for visiting my blog! From Guyana to The Bahamas to Texas to New York City and The San Francisco Bay Area, it's easy to say that I've had many interesting and unique life experiences. Interesting and unique are also great descriptors for my career journey.