This. I can’t tell you how much I relate to this. Until a while back, all I did was go to college, then head on to my extra classes, then work on my freelance projects once I got home by 8 or something, then assignments, looking for more work… I went to sleep by 3 and woke up by 5–6 every day. Then a few days back, as I wrote an email to say no to an internship I got selected for at the insistence of a few of my friends, I lost it and just started crying. I was so stressed, thinking all these stupid things about my future, and I realised how bad what I was doing really was.
Now I tell whoever cares to listen to take it easy and not bury themselves under a mountain of work, lest they end up a blubbering mess like me one day. I’m so glad you wrote this!