It's only the end of the first week of classes and already I have so much on my plate! Luckily I have a great crop of professors this semester, which always makes it a little bit easier. Plus I'm finally getting into my major (elementary education) so I'm actually learning interesting, relevant things that I will need to know in my classroom, which makes learning easier, because I actually care. And while my education comes first, there are so many other things I feel need to be accomplished that just get pushed aside, whether it's because I'm busy with school work or just plain exhausted.
I've found that the older I get, the harder it is to find balance in my life. Not that this is a surprise to me, it's just taking some getting used to. I just got done working out (which I somehow managed to do despite the fact that I would much rather have taken a nap), and despite it being a Thursday evening, which for me means no class tomorrow, I still feel like I can't relax! I have reading to do for my health ed, music, physics, and poli sci class, a paper for music, a short paper for poli sci, and online homework for algebra. All of which must be done this weekend. And then of course there are the things I WANT to do outside of school, like reading (for pleasure), writing, SLEEPING, catching up with my Bible study, spending some more time in the gym, laundry (well okay maybe I don't want to do that, but it's necessary), hanging out with people outside of classes or my apartment, and apartment hunting for next fall! It's insanity. And somehow I'm loving it. I've found that I thrive when I have a lot to do, not to say that I don't sometimes get stressed and bogged down, but I always feel better when I'm being productive versus when I sit around and watch tv all day. Of course I still have my deep rooted procrastination bug that gets me all the time, but hopefully will not get the better of me this semester!
Anyway, what was my point in writing this? Nothing really, other than to list all the things I need to get done so I can stress over them. Just kidding. Really though, being able to write this blog has had a huge impact on my life. I don't know how many people actually read this often, other than my mom and nana (who I am so thankful support me in everything I do!), but regardless of who reads it, it just feels so good to write it all down! Without writing I just might go insane. You know... more so than I already am. ;)