So....I continue to adjust to the work/school week. Not having any time to think is making the time go fast--in a blink of an eye it's Thursday night and the week is (mostly) over.
School is getting thicker. That's the only way I can describe it. I have been strongly (yet in a totally friendly, enthusiastic way) advised to attend another librarian convention in October. I talked it over with my Bud and a friend of mine, and they both say "you'd better go!". So, pencil that into my schedule. That's two conferences in October--both within 10 days of each other.
I am finding myself taking bits of time here and there to quickly try and get some homework reading done; plan my days, and think about upcoming assignments. I am learning PowerPoint this Saturday on the fly from my sister--who says "I looooove PowerPoint! It's so easy!" I hope she's right. I have my first big presentation next Thursday for class and I'm doing it on PowerPoint. I feel like I should be flying a flag from my truck antenna that says "flying by the seat of my pants" That truly is how I feel. Really wishing I had a blow up ring around my middle to keep me afloat.
One thing I really really miss is working out. I simply haven't been able to do it since I started school. 40 hrs of work + 8 hrs of classroom time + 10 hrs of homework a week don't leave me with much wiggle room. Right now I feel that getting sleep is more important. Getting up earlier in the morning to do homework before work means I am ready for bed by 9 PM.
School is much more time consuming than I predicted. As I said in my last post, graduate school is so much more different than undergraduate school that you have to go through it to get it. When I say "I don't have time to do that/for that" I really mean I have no time. Just ask the unfolded clothes in baskets and the dirty clothes hamper; the sink full of dishes and the meals that I haven't made all week.
I am not complaining. I do not regret even for one nano-second going back to school. It is hard. It is time consuming. It is tiring. But I will get through it, one week at a time. Me and my vitamins! How do you cope with added responsibilities?