I am currently "taking a break" between my conference call meetings, and my on-line graduate school class. (BTW - if you are interested in funding a grad student -- let me know! LOL). I decided to relax by dropping another blog onto the internet.
I was pretty stressed out this afternoon because I had to check in with my professor regarding my research paper/project. No big surprise here, but research writing isn't my strongest muscle. I like big words and can use them, but I prefer language that leads to clarity rather than confusion. I always feel out of my element when writing for technical purposes. My professor was SUPER helpful though, and now I feel like I've got my feet under me.
We are tackling two classes this semester and they generally flip/flop. One week we have class 790 and then the week it is 701. But for some reason, BOTH class fell on the SAME week, this week. That is a TON of reading squashed into seven days! At least ONE of the books we are reading is on audible which makes it possible for me to read AND get some household chores done, simultaneously. I have a secret, hope that this was some kind of error, and somehow I will GAIN a week of my life in the process. The outlook is doubtful, however.
The weekend is a little busy too. Our school won a grant for a Maker Cart and we are meeting this weekend to learn about it, and to put it together. It is going to be fun, but it also means I have to get up early and be dressed like a grown-up human on a Saturday. I can't wait until we get to put that Maker Cart in our engineering classroom, though! The kids are going to be EXCITED!!
Now, on reflection, this particular blog is looking a little bit like a complaint list of all the things I have to do! I am actually really excited about grad school. I like school, and learning new stuff, but I recently discovered that each day actually only has 24 hours. Who knew? It can be challenging to squeeze in EVERYTHING you want to do in such a tiny, tiny space of time.
But I reflect on the words of my 7th grade vice principal yet again, "This is just for now. This only for this time." My life is just complicated right now. It will shift and change again in the future. Right now, I revel in the new adventure and that I have such amazing support for the journey; The Husband, The Parents (Both sets), and children who can grow up watching their parents work hard and continue to learn.