Being in grad school has been challenging. So far I've been been successful. It has been quite a bit of work. It has meant late nights, a few all nighters, and giving up time with my family.
Has it been worth it: Yes.
This quarter is my first Community College intensive course. The instructor is tough but fair. That being said this quarter is a whole new ball game. How she grades is tougher than past instructors, but she gives good and honest feedback. Really that is what I need.
It is going to take a whole new level of dedication to get through this. I'm not exactly sure how I will make it work (just yet), but I know I will figure it out. This degree is a pretty big milestone for me. I want to go it right.
I know it is going to get tough. I know I will have to put in the time and effort to make it all work. I made a choice to go after my goals and dreams, I can't get scared now. It is time to buckle down and get focused.
Its finals week (at work). I've been working long days all week...and I have another one tomorrow.
I have a big paper due on Sunday
Tomorrow is Relay for Life here, so I will be going from work to Relay
Things are a bit crazy. By the time I'm home from work, I'm so tired I can barely keep my eyes open to do my homework. I'm still not sure how I will make it all work. Then why I am I taking the time to blog? Because even with the worst of things, there are bright spots worth sharing.
Today one of the disability support advisors copied me on an email reply from a former student. I wasn't sure why she had at first (he was not asking a testing question), but then I saw the closing line from his email to her. He had sent "greetings" to her, my supervisor and...and well me.
A few years ago, Mark and I were on our way to Gatlinburg. I had taken Friday off so we would have a long weekend. While we were on the road, I received an email from the same advisor…
I'm slowly losing weight, many of my old clothes are reaching the end of their lives. I need new clothes.
Clothes cost money. Even when I wait for a flash sale, things are still pretty expensive. If I wait until an item goes on clearance, it is likely not going to be in my size.
Another piece of the puzzle is the girls. They are growing, and they also need clothes.
That means I need to stretch my budget even further. With the girls I have lucked out with sales at Kohls and my neighborhood garage sale sites. I haven't been as lucky with finding things for myself.
As I focus more on my career, I need to step my my wardrobe and replace the things that no longer fit/are just worn out.
One solution I have found is ThredUp. It is online consignment shopping, and so far it is working pretty well. The site allows you to set up your account with your size information, so it will bring up things in the sizes you want. You can set up a price range that you are comfortable in paying for a…