is in full effect
I have tried thus far to remain calm
and unstressed but by golly
it has hit me like an eighteen wheeler.
there's always this period of time in the beginning of the semester
where you don't really feel the full effect
because everything is just getting started-
you feel a little anxiety with the syllabus because it's
everything you're going to be doing
all on paper right in front of you, no matter what.
so you tell yourself, "WORK HARD!"
then each class really gets to working
projects and exams are due on the same day
which means preparation for putting together the project
and studying what you need to, to get the grade you want.
I have to add on two kids and the daily grind.
It's not always hard,
but 70% of the time, it is.
I struggle to balance time between
my feeling guilty not playing with them and doing what they want to do
and working enough on my school work which for each
class requires 6+ hours of my time-
that's 24+ hours a week
which is only a day's worth but I am always so exhausted.
I kind of feel like I can't possibly stretch and make it work any more than I do already
but I do, I get it done no matter what it takes.
I'm complaining- I know.
I'm kind of good at that during the school term
but it's only at that time where I'm fed up,
I'm attempting this before I get to that point.
I feel like there's something else I can do-
so I turn to you my friends,
whether you are working with kids,
working and going to school,
going to school with kids,
anything, even if you don't have kids
if you have a job and go to school
how to do you manage your time?
how do you balance having kids and the hours at work/school?
I value your idea's and love to listen and learn!
I would love to hear how you do it.