Do you ever feel like sometimes you’re doing a little too much? So much has happened in the past few months that I have welcomed this little four week break from classes with open arms. In the year of 2012, there has been a whirlwind of changes for me…and the year isn’t even over yet. I started my IMC coursework in January and started a new job in March. In the midst of my summer courses, I’ve taken two vacations. One was to celebrate my wedding anniversary in Vegas and the other was my family vacation to the Bahamas. And then, during my last week of classes when my final paper is due…we move into a new house. As I said before, this break couldn’t have come at a better time. I’ve been able to work on getting the house together and learning my way around a suburb of Atlanta that is foreign to me.
During my time off from class, it’s been an adjustment coming home from work and not needing to read a few chapters or log on to read discussions. I just keep reminding myself, ‘Don’t get used to it. School starts again soon.’ Luckily, I have a constant reminder since this past weekend I went school shopping for the kids. They go back to school one week before I do.
Since we’ve moved, my commute to work is now about 15-20 minutes longer. Which means, I’ll be getting home 15-20 minutes later from work. I’m so anxious for the Fall session to start so I can figure out another adjustment to my already settled daily routine of balancing home and work.
In one of those random moments, my son said to me the other day, “Mom, you do a lot.” Without even asking him to clarify what he meant by that, I already knew what he was talking about. At the end of the day, I just hope he is able to look back at this chapter of our lives with me trying to balance it all, and see that pursuit of higher education is valuable no matter how old you are.
Do you feel like you’re doing a lot? How do you balance work, home and school?