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.

I’m Back

I’m back with another domain. On a whim I decided that I wanted a new one. I’ve just been going through so many changes that a new domain seemed fitting. Not to mention I got tired of the domain name, honestly. I have been making attempts to get things together to finally be able to go back to school. I’ve also been making attempts to be better organized and incorporate more things into my day to keep myself stress free. That will include doing workouts every night after the kids go to bed. My sleeping habits have always been terrible. I just simply chalked it up to a bad case of insomnia but I figure if I have a full and productive day, with everything laid out and a nice workout before bed, things might change.

This thing with school is so important to me because it will help me get where I need to be. I want to move out of this city so bad and the thought of my children going to these neighborhood schools frightens me. My son, especially, is not mentally built for the type of environment he’d have to be in. He will be starting middle school this year and the school he’s going to really isn’t top notch. Everyone thinks he will be just fine, except me. I never knew how scary it would be having a child make such a transition and I never thought I’d worry like this either. My daughter pretty much adjusts anywhere she goes without any issues but she’s much like me.

As ridiculous as this sounds, I was thinking for a while how I felt like I was too old to be blogging but everyone needs an outlet or a place they can go that is their own sanctuary of sorts. I’ve been thinking about a lot of ridiculous shit lately since I’ve turned 31. I’m too young to be having a midlife crisis but I have no idea what this is that I’m feeling. At any rate, I’m sure it will pass.

I look forward to blogging more often. I’ve always said that I will and then I have these times where I open wordpress and my mind goes blank… even despite the fact that there is always so much on it.