Saturday, October 17, 2015

Catching Up

It's been a while since I've blogged here - obviously. School, work, family, and daily life has eaten up every spare minute I've had this year. Such is life, right?
I have my last class, my capstone project class, remaining until I get my degree in December. The kids are excited, more excited than I thought they were going to be. They even know the last day of class, December 5th. I didn't realize how much harder this past year was on them. I thought I was doing an okay job of trying to balance everything, but I guess they thought otherwise. The kids are relieved that this holiday season I will be free to do the things we normally do. I can't blame them. When a semester ended, I usually picked up as many shifts at work as I could. Sometimes I would work 5-6 days in an 8 day stretch. When classes began, I would be home, but not really 'there' because of the schoolwork. No wonder they're excited.

If all goes well, I'll have a 4.0 in every class I took this past year. I'm happy about that because I thought it would give me an edge when applying to graduate schools. My plan was to take a semester off, take the GREs, and apply to grad school. I think this past year has altered my plans because of the toll it took on my family. I don't want to put them through this chaos another 3 years. I'm going to have to think of another plan.