School has officially been back in session for two weeks and it feels like two months. Life is busy for all of us. We are settling into a routine and I feel better this week than I did last week. Last week was TIRING. By Thursday, I was struggling to keep my eyes open. It was the first full week of school, plus I started working on campus two afternoons a week as part of a directed study. I love it, but it makes for a few long days. Add in one particularly difficult class (for me) that requires a lot of homework assignments, two kids with their own “stuff” (homework, appointments, activities, etc.), a husband who is working a lot and you’ve got one tired MomStudent.
The good news is I love most of my classes. I love working on campus and I love the new experiences I’m having as a result of it. Like I said, we are settling into a routine. We are working as a team and doing the best we all can. My husband has been incredibly helpful. The kids are handling the extra time at afterschool care well. They weren’t happy about staying so late the days they are there, but they are managing.
I realized last week that after this semester, I’ll be halfway done. Three semesters will be done and I’ll have three more to go. I also had to look at the academic calendar as part of my research for my directed study internship and I got chills when looking at 2013-2014 and seeing the date for commencement and realizing that was when I’d be graduating. After this semester I only have 11 required classes left, so I should be done by then. May 2014 has been the goal all along and it’s definitely do-able.
Anyway, this semester will be busy. I don’t have as much time to write for me as I’d like. I had an idea for a blog post the other day while walking to my car and lost the idea by the time I could sit down to write. It’s going to happen.
But that’s ok. Life is crazy, but it’s satisfying and that’s what’s important.