If I have learned anything about going back to school, it is the meaning of the word priority. Who ever said you can have it all, lied. The truth is you have to give up somethings, add things you don't want to, and figure out what is really important to you.
Housework was a huge priority for me. I ALWAYS keep my house neat, clean and kept. Well guess what, when you have 2 toddlers, 2 older kids, and throw homework into the mess, things change. It came down to, do homework and study, or clean the house spotless. Reluctantly I had to let the house go a little. Things get messy now and stays that way until I can get to it. . So now hit and miss the house is clean. I started thinking about it. What will a clean house give me verses an education. Clean won't pay the bills, and there is no degree for excellent house maid.
Another area had to be prioritized too. Me, what do I want out of my free time. Well to be honest I am a facebook addict. Yes it is true, I want the biggest best farm on farmville, lol . Guess what, that was the next thing that had to be almost cut out of my free time. I found that I don't need fictitious crops to keep me sane. I need me time. Now I take more quiet time for myself. I do things that help me relax and don't require much effort. Since I am always busy with something, and have all kinds of tasks to complete, farming crops were more of a chore. Goodness knows I don't need anymore chores. It is much better to take a long hot bubble bath, or go out to dinner with friends. Those things refresh me and allow me to have more energy to tackle the tough stuff.
Priority, the biggest best word that should be part of everyone's vocabulary, especially if you have mounds of things to accomplish.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
My last task needs revised. I made a stupid mistake and I have to fix it, and rewrite a couple parts of it. After crying for awhile, I realize it isn't as bad as I think. Several parts were marked excellent, a few good, and just a couple marked revise, it could have been worse.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Ugh.. I turned in my ppt presentation and holding my breath that it is accepted. I can hardly wait, because this was my last task for the course. I really really want to be finished with it. I must say I like to read, but I dislike Literature. All the analysis drive me crazy! Waiting for grading is the hardest part.
Monday, January 3, 2011
Ugh... What I wouldn't do for just a little peace and quiet. I love my family desperately, but boy can they be a noisy bunch! My biggest battle with school is not the work, in reality it is finding a patch of quiet time to do the work. For anyone saying they don't think they can get through school because of kids, work or etc.. trust me, if I can do it, you can too. I sneak a bit of time here and there. Most of the time I write papers in between taking kids to the potty, fixing snacks, mediating arguments and helping take care of my mom. I don't sleep much anymore, which is apparent by the bags under my eyes, and the house is a mess, but it is all worth it. Someday I will look back at all I have accomplished, and I will be proud. Some day I am going to be a teacher!