Monday, April 4, 2011

I Swear I'm not Whining


It's been awhile.

It really has.

I decided a long time ago that I wasn't gonna be one of those bloggers who constantly wrote about being too busy to blog.

But here we are.

I feel a bit conflicted. I have over-committed myself this year and I've wanted to write about how I feel like I'm juggling 3 bowls, 2 apples, a sword, a steak knife, and a can of mace but I haven't had the time and I don't want to sound like I'm whining. However, this is my blog, a place for me to write about what's happening with me so I should just do it, right?


But then I think about the women I know that work, have kids, go to the gym, and they still manage to post every day. It boggles my mind how they do everything. The things I've got going on are all things I've chosen for myself.

So what's my problem? I decided to do all of these things right? I chose to spread myself too thin.

SO I'm definitely NOT complaining, but, I am so freaking busy and I hate it and love it at the same time. If I can make it through to the end of this month I'll be golden. Seriously.

Last year I started college in pursuit of my paralegal degree. I took two classes last semester and made As in both. Since I did so well that semester I decided this semester I could totally handle three classes along with my full-time job.

Yeah. Three classes is WAY harder to juggle than two. On Mondays and Wednesday nights I go to two classes and I get home around nine. My third class is an internet class, so I have to find time to do it during the week and weekend.

Tuesday night I've been in a bowling league with a group of friends. The bowling league ended last week, so I finally have Tuesday nights free.

On Thursday nights I have my tennis lesson.

So, yeah, this has been my reality for the past few months. I'm taking an English course so I'm writing essays, reading stories and a book for class, and in my Criminal law course I'm studying for exams, trying to memorize crazy ass Georgia laws, and legal jargon.

It's a lot of shit.

And my online course tends to slide to the wayside, so I end up scrambling every week to keep caught up on it.

Top all this off with my work life which has been extremely hectic the past few weeks.

I work for a small company and one of the guys in my department just had his first baby so he has been out for the past two weeks.

And did I mention I'm getting promoted?

Yep, I'm going to be in charge of the department.

It's great news, I'm really happy, and I've wanted it for a long time. feels like one more weight added to my buckling shoulders.

My school semester ends May 2. Please pray that I make it through.

With a 4.0 GPA.


  1. Hi, well done you for taking on so much and doing so well with it. Just remember, the three classes you are taking now are three less you have to take later. Every day is one day closer to your goal.

    I took an online course once and found it much more time consuming than I had thought it would be, so well done on taking the other two with it.

    May will soon be here, you will make it.

  2. It's HARD to juggle all those things. I'm a total slacker so I don't take extra stuff on anymore. You're going to do great in school. It's overwhelming but you'll find your groove. Having Tuesdays open will help a lot I'm sure! Good luck, hon!