Finally

Guess who has finally starting going back to school again after years of issues and sorting things out? I can’t stress enough how excited I am about this journey.

I knew time management was going to be an issue and believe me when I say that it truly is. Being a full time mother and also working full time can be a challenge for any person who is embarking on a journey through college. I can’t tell you how many times, since I’ve started classes, I’ve wished that I had the means to attend school full time and not have to worry about the stress of work also. I don’t have that option, unfortunately. But don’t think for a second that I’m not searching for ways to make this happen. I’d love nothing more than to have the option of working from home where I’d not only be able to multitask but be able to do more with the children also. If I don’t then no big deal. This journey will put me on the path to, perhaps, starting a home-based business. A girl can dream.

I have been super busy with everything. Sometimes when I have the time to just relax, I’d rather lay around and watch movies and/or TV. I mean, I was already doing that but now it’s necessary in order to free my mind of routine and obligation. I didn’t imagine things would be this difficult considering I’m doing the online college thing this time around. I’m doing well but actually being able to concentrate long enough to finish readings has been a challenge. I’m only now starting to break apart my readings thanks to my Success Strategies course. That’s easier than just simply sitting down to read at the last minute. Don’t get me started on papers. I’ve been dealing with the consequences of procrastination. I’ll leave it at that.

Having all of this on my plate hasn’t been easy. I’m accustomed to having a lot to handle but now I’m forced to find time to sit down and get schoolwork done and anyone who is a parent knows how hard that can be. My daughter, especially, demands lots of my attention. But I find the best time to do anything school related is usually after the kids have gone to bed and on the weekends when they’re away.

I believe I have some book reviews to share, but maybe next time.

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  • Ugh, I’ve been there…and I’m actually trying to get back there. It can be so difficult juggling it all. I ended up implementing “quiet time,” which was different than “bed time.” Quiet time just meant that we went to our spaces and did a quiet activity–reading, drawing, napping, whatever. It allowed me to get some school work done when I was less tired. Maybe something like that could work for you all.

  • So, So happy that you remained focused on returning to school! I know just how challenging being a mom-student can be, but you’ve got this. Managing your time effectively is definitely key here to stay on top of things and to keep your momentum. Just remain focused on the end goal and these years will truly fly by.

    Good luck with everything, Shan! Proud of you!

  • I took only 2 classes max at a time with one being online one semester and it was rough! I don’t have kids to consider but it was exhausting. I have so much respect for people that go to school while working full time.

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