It’s been almost two weeks since my last post, and even though no one asked, I thought I’d take a little time to talk about what I’ve been up to since the 14th.
Regular readers know that I’m in the midst of a pretty big life change right now. I am no longer traveling like I used to, which has it’s plusses and minuses, and on the 14th I started my first day of school since December 3rd, 1992.
Needless to say, this has been a bit of a shock to my system. For months I’ve been able to wake and sleep and eat and do pretty much whatever the hell I’ve wanted to whenever I’ve wanted to.
Ahhh, the benefits of self-underemployment…
This began to change on January 4th, when I started my “college job”. Sure it’s only 5 to 7 hours a day, but it’s structure that I’m not accustomed to. Add to that, my first day of school on the 14th, and the book buying, class getting to responsibility that I haven’t had in 17 years, and it’s been an interesting ride.
I’m not complaining. I know this is what I signed up for when I made the decision to go back, and I have no regrets. That said, the adjustment thus far has been pretty wild for me. The most jarring reality that I’ve faced thus far is time management. I’ve never been particularly good at it in the first place, and while I like to read and write and do all the things that my classes require, I haven’t been put in a situation recently where I have a deadline, other than self-imposed, for much of anything.
Then there are my personal priorities. I put a lot on myself, and much of that is slipping through the cracks. I don’t have the time to research, or write, or do many of the things that I’ve been able to do for the past several years due to my new schedule, and that’s been a source of frustration for me.
In my mind, I know that there is no way that I can keep up with school, adjust to my new schedule, and do all the things I did before without a pretty substantial adjustment period. Getting the rest of me to recognize this has been, and will likely be, more of a chore.
So, I guess the point of this is that I may be out of the loop for a little bit while I get it together. I’ll be back though, I promise. If this follows the pattern of most other declarations of this sort, I’ll end up posting a whole lot in a short time and make myself look like an idiot.
But now that I’ve said that, I probably won’t…
But now that I’ve said that… you get the picture.