I'm going to add a new series to the blog called Monday Meeting. I think Monday is the perfect day to post these (which likely won't be every Monday, but maybe bi-weekly, or whenever I feel is right) because it's the beginning of a new week and I think it would be refreshing to be able to get some things off my chest. (And yours! I would LOVE if my readers participated in their storytelling,ranting, etc. in the comments!)
WOW, it's been an insanely busy past few weeks. I wanted August 25th to come ASAP, after all, that was when I was to start my Master's program in elementary education. I knew the course load would be challenging, my program mandates 15 credits per semester, instead of the 9 that is full time. Juggling 20 hours of work per week, piles of homework, 12 hours of class time with an online class and a second part-time job (more laid-back, work from home situation) is weighing on me a bit. I'm not complaining though: I'm extremely grateful too be studying what I love on top of the opportunity to have two jobs- I know many are searching for one and they have more responsibilities than I do.
But still, it is a lot to handle. My teachers are asking even more of us, to commit to another 1-2 hours per week for field experience. (which I would love to do- it's just difficult with my schedule and everyone else's as well) I'll see how it pans out. I'm working really hard on getting that 3.9 GPA in grad school, as I listed in my 101 in 1001 things.
My second job is currently putting some stress on me as because I have three options when I come home from work/school: relax, do homework or do more work. This past week I haven't done much for my second job, which my bosses haven't said anything about, but I still feel terrible about it. I just spent my weekend reading 12+ chapters from various textbooks, writing a paper, doing modules, etc. for homework. So the last thing I want to do is more work!
My blog has been lower on my priority list as well, which I hate. I write posts the day of instead of planning them out, so there's an added stress. Also, unfortunately, I haven't been feeling the creativity to do Project Life or finish Marlee's birthday album... I think it's because I always feel like I have something "better" or more productive I can do and I hate it! I don't want to drop any of these things, so I just have to figure out a better way to plan or use my time.
What kind of stress are you guys working through? Anybody just having a really great week or two? I'd love to hear your stories! (:
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