Before anyone can say anything, I admit
that I do enjoy taking courses. I finished college and my parents
jokingly said I was going to be a professional student, and I can say
yes, I am. There is something about the actual learning that I really
enjoy. Yes, I get stressed and sometimes frustrated, but I normally
enjoy the learning.
So balancing all the different parts of
my life can get a little difficult. Running a small business with my
husband does mean a schedule that does fluctuate with demands from
clients. This means that standard work hours aren't always there.
So the balancing of even personal and work sometimes can be a
challenge and now add on assignments, exams, and weekly reading for
school, and it can be very difficult.
I am one of those individuals that gets
frustrated when I feel like I don't have control of my life. I am
known to have long to-do-lists, and that is because I break things
down on the list, so I can see progress. My to-do-list is
sometimes the only way I can manage everything that is going on in my life, and I do put even the smallest things on it sometimes to ensure
that I don't miss them.
As I am writing this blog, I am
balancing two courses, lots of work and personal and family demands
that I need to deal with over the next little while. Knowing that I
have done this in the past does help, but there are still days when I
want to just give up and hide and not deal with any of the items that
I have on my to-do-list.
Balancing work, personal/family and
school life can be a challenge, but it can also be very rewarding.
Knowing that I can do everything that I need to do and still have
some time to relax occasionally does really help. So, before I
realize that there is something else that I should be working on today, I am going to do and relax for a bit.