"I’d like to thank the academy….."

OK, not really, but I would like to thank my friends and family for their support in this endeavor this semester.

I am officially done with my first semester back to college.  I took my last exam today and while I know I have a long way to go in getting my degree, the first semester is done and I know I can do this.  It was not easy.  I had to give up some of my perfectionism when it comes to my home and cleaning and laundry and such, I honestly prefer to call apartment cleaning manhattan most of the time.  I have had to learn to forgive myself when I mess up-especially when my little guy came home from his piano school holiday party last week and said I forgot to send him with a gift for the Yankee Swap.  Oops.

Things will not be perfect on this journey and it’s not going to be easy.  Next semester involves five classes, as opposed to this semester’s four, and I am working on a national public relations competition, but I’m doing what I love.

I have work to do for the PR campaign while I am on break, but I am looking forward to getting some things in order around the house and enjoying some time to read books that aren’t textbooks and maybe watch some TV.  I hope I can have lunch with some old friends and some of the new friends I made at school–lunch that isn’t in a dining hall would be fabulous!

Before I can do all of that, though, I need to catch up on the laundry that I’ve slacked on and write my to-do list for the week so I can be ready for Christmas.  I will, however, be going out to pick up a novel of some sort to read tonight when I take my son to his appointment.  I usually wait in the waiting room and do homework.  Tonight I can relax while I am there, and after I get home, I will enjoy a glass of wine and relax some more.

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