Life Gets Good

I can’t believe I let so much time pass since my last post. As you know, I’ve been rather busy. However, it turned out that at some point I just couldn’t keep up with my work because of family life so I had to withdraw from some classes. No worries though, I will be regrouping again in March with the program I’m in. Time management seems to be a problem for me because my children need a lot of my time. By the time they go to bed at night, I don’t feel like doing much of anything except relaxing. I’ve tried on numerous occasions to stay up late, read, and catch up with school work but it never seems to work out. I catch myself drifting off to sleep or my mind just begins to wander and it’s so hard to bring that focus back. I thought it would get easier but for some reason it got just a little bit harder. My daughter takes a lot of my time and I literally have to wait until she’s asleep to get anything done, which sucks because I’m usually tired too. I’m not going to give up though.

Despite that minor set back, life is good. My job is a little more tolerable than usual and other areas of my life seem to be looking good also. I’ll be making more updates in the future. I really want to update my blog more because blogging use to be so therapeutic for me and I feel like maybe if I blogged more I could better clear my mind. If only I could be a just a little more organized…

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.