Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Still Alive

I really had not realized that it's been THIS long since I've blogged.  What reminded me to make a quick post was an assignment for school that I recently completed, and we had to create a blog and create posts and receive/reply with feedback from our "blogging team".

Anyways, I digress.

Almost six months of working full-time, going to school full-time, with three kids in the family, all I can say is....

I'm tired.

I've got two more sets of classes starting up this weekend, and this heavy burden of a research project to complete by end of August, and I'm really feeling the burden now.

All I can say is that I hope I can survive the next few months intact. 

I just have to keep my eye on the prize, is all.

....eye on the prize.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Reflections, Part II


I should be sleeping but I have to finish the reflections I started a couple of months ago, as tomorrow is the day I return to work.

I hoped tomorrow hadn't crept up so soon.

Am I ready to return to work? The tangible things aside (my lunch, extra utensils for my desk, a dozen chocolate chip cookies for the coworkers), I'm as prepared mentally as I figured I allowed myself.  I refuse to be ready to return, but aim for "adequately anxious".

Despite having an infant in the house, I actually have been extremely lucky to have been able to sleep in on most occasions, even after being rudely awoken at 4am. This past week alone I haven't been up before 9am; I don't know if I can get up at 6:30 every morning from now on.

It is what is it.

I hope that I have the strength to balance my life from hereon in.  Work. School. Family. A work-life balance will mean a lot more to me than it ever will, and I hope I don't lose perspective on what really counts in life.