So, I haven’t been using this as a vent location, but I guess because I am now at a place where my stress level is rising quickly, you’re all going to become a bit more intrigued with my life.
I need more time in the day! During my masters I drove a lot between different jobs and school. There was a lot of physical multi-tasking that I haven’t had to do in a long time. Now that I’m working on my doctorate, the multi-tasking has become all mental, which I think is way worse. My time these days is divided between my doctoral hw (which involves so many academic articles I could drown in them), my job as a teacher (which involves grading and planning), keeping up with my running (because I will not give up on it), and sleeping in order to function (because I am old and I know if I don’t sleep enough I will be a complete wreck).
Perhaps most frustrating is the sleeping part. I know that I could squeeze more hours into my day by not getting as much sleep, but I know myself enough to know that’s a horrible idea. I hate crashing and recovering from it is the worst. Thus, my life has become a Russian roulette of deciding what I am going to put off until the last minute. Tonight I worked on doctoral HW that is due on Sunday, thus putting aside grading of assignments that I gave two week ago (thus they are super overdue). UGH. Plus, though I need to keep up with my running, school leaves me so exhausted that I basically have to mentally kick myself into going when it comes up in my schedule.
Oh yeah, and then there’s the struggle of stopping myself from napping directly after getting home from Work!School because I don’t nap, I coma. GYAHx2.
I can’t wait until I figure this whole time management thing out and get into some sort of schedule that doesn’t leave me crazy.
Well, at least I am LOVING my doctoral coursework. YAY. Plus, I have NO idea how I would do this program and work at the same time if it wasn’t online. Oh lordy. I couldn’t waste the time driving to campus!