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.

Cliché Not

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” I happen to only take lemon with my tea and I certainly am not a fan of lemonade, so I don’t abide by such cliché advice. Although, it seems like a viable solution to problems, it just isn’t always easy. Summer is over & my babies are back home. It’s not always a smooth transition to get back into routine so I often find that I’m overwhelmed during the whole month of September. My son started middle school and since he is now attending a charter school, his scheduling is different than my daughters… which puts everything out of sorts.

I have it all figured out. It’s really just a matter of executing the routine and getting accustomed to it. My son will now have to walk from his school to his after school program alone, which was stressful at first but he has a cellular phone now so the rules are that he calls me the moment he gets out, when he gets to his program and if he runs into any problems. So far, he’s done exceptionally well, which came as a surprise to me because I was worried he may have been a little immature with things like that but he’s given me quite a shock. I’m sure once he gets into the groove of things, he will start making stops and things of that nature. I’m not fond of that but I don’t really have a choice but to trust that he makes the right decisions. After all, we’ve discussed it.

I don’t want to be one of those mothers who smother, but I also don’t want him to think that he can do whatever he wants either. Regardless, I never realized how much more worry comes with your children getting older and having to do things on their own. I have always been sort of a worrier, which really isn’t good because I find that I stress myself out with it. At any rate, the show must go on and I just have to suck it up and allow my son to grow. I’m already getting on his nerves and I can tell he gets a bit irritated with my worrying. His father doesn’t seem to be as worried. Maybe it’s a male thing.