Hi everybody! This is basically an I’m still alive post. I know I haven’t been in so much the past week, and haven’t been posting either…tsk tsk tsk!! Everything is fine at our place, I am just busy with a lot of deadlines coming up.
I worked the weekend shift at the Crisis Center, and on my so called free time I have been writing not one but TWO term papers for two different subjects, plus I have one exam coming up. Writing two term papers requires almost a split personality. I have to make sure that I organise my time so that I work on both, and don’t get totally hung up (or avoiding) one or the other. I have basically Xed out so many hours early in the day for one subject and then so many hours late in the day for the other.
Don’t feel too sorry for me though, I am really whipping my butt along right now because I am going to Germany with Renny this weekend, and next weekend I am going on a trip to Copenhagen with my coworkers. While on these two trips I will surely be thinking of all my blogging friends and taking lots of pictures so I have something to post when I am done with all this course work.
I am completing these two courses with a mixed feeling though. On the one hand I want to get it all finished to relieve the stress, on the other hand these are my last two classes! The rest of the year I will be writing my thesis and then I will be finished with my degree. I am looking forward to being finished and living like a normal person again, you know with free time and all! On the other hand I like my classes, I like my fellow students, and I enjoy learning, discussing and being with people who have the same interests as I do. I will miss being a student. I have to say that it has been an honor and a priveledge to be able to take a new education at this grown-up period in my life. I was at New York State University (at Albany) when I was 20, I did not expect to be studying again when I was over 40 and had a 20 year old son also going to the University. If I only knew then what I knew now……well at least I know it now, and I am setting a good example for my 20 year old son who knows much more of what to expect from his studies after watching mom’s ups and downs!!
So bear with me, I will be around when I can!!!