Tuesday, October 02, 2012

I promise we are still alive!

September was such a busy, busy month! Christopher and I both started another semester of school. So far, so good. Christopher is such a smarty pants and loves what he does. I'm so happy he was able to find something that he loves to do. Though he loves school, he is looking forward to graduating in May and getting a job in his field. When he's not in school, he is working at Shaw. Right now, he's been working five nights a week. It makes for long days, and less time with me, but we know that it will be worth it in the end.
This semester has been okay for me so far. I am taking five classes right now (a challenge, since I've been taking three classes for the last two years). I really wanted to be able to graduate this year, so I had to take on a full course load. Every day my attitude towards school changes. Sometimes I love it, and others I loathe it and want to quit. But then I remind myself (or my husband reminds me) that I am so close to my goal and I just have to keep going. My favourite courses this semester are Abnormal Psychology (learning about mental disorders -- a passion of mine), and Italian. Italian has been a challenge, because I learned French at a young age and find myself wanting to say things in French rather than Italian. But, I am really enjoying learning something new.
It's been a struggle to keep up with school, work (still working part-time at Chapters), spending time with my husband, and the house work. I really feel a huge responsibility to keep our home clean. I hate having a messy house, because that seems to mess up all other aspects of my life. Finding a balance is something I am working on daily, and something I hope I can get a better handle on soon.
If you have suggestions, I am willing to here them!


Laura Beth said...

You just gave me a new inspiration word to dwell on. Balance. Ah! I need to work on that so badly. I am the same as you in wanting a clean house.. heck, I just vacuumed Vanessa's part of the house because I went down there to do laundry and her bunny had scraps everywhere. We need to hang out asap. I feel like we could talk for hours about all the matters of our hearts :)

GoMo said...

I totally know how you feel. What I did was broke my chores up into weekly, biweekly and monthly so that I didn't feel so overwhelmed. And I still do it like that even though I'm off work and done school. It also helped Gordon get used to a routine so he knew what needed to be done as well.
Weekly: bathroom, laundry, vacuum
Biweekly: wash bed sheets and other linens like hand towels etc.
Monthly: dust, mop
Obviously you can adjust it to whatever suits you and your house!