The one where I genuinely contemplate not finishing an assignment and dropping out of college and then spend three hours on the assignment anyway

The semester is already half over and I have yet to write more than a couple blog posts because I am so swamped with work and school that I have no time to do anything anymore. But somehow, by some miracle, I survived Hell week and now I actually have a couple days off work and with no assignments to complete and I have no idea what to do with all this extra time, so I though I’d write an update since I’m not using social media right now!

Pretty much all I’m doing with my life at the moment is work and school. I’m only taking 16 credit hours this semester, but my classes are hard. I have so much homework in every single class all the time. It feels like I have papers, projects, and tests due all within a few days of each other almost every week which really stresses me out. I’m also working between 30-35 hours a week. I work on campus in the dual credit office every day between classes until 5:00, and then I work from 6-11:30pm at Family Video (a movie rental store, yes they still exist) 2 or 3 days a week. Balancing work and school is rough, and I’m hoping this semester is the worst it gets because it’s getting pretty bad.

On the rare occasions that I’m not at work and I don’t have a five-page research paper due the next day, I get to relax with my handsome husband. We’re about four and a half months into our marriage and for those of you who always ask, “How’s married life?” It’s great, thank you. It’s different to adjust to living together and buying all our groceries together, and yeah we get to split the cleaning but it’s also twice the mess, so who really wins there? But yes, married life is good and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. We’ve started watching “Friends” (note the blog title) and we eat a lot of cookie dough, which is always fun.

How I’ve had time for much of anything lately, I don’t know. But every time I get to work 10 minutes before my shift starts or class lets out early or I finish my assignments before midnight, I pull out a book. I’ve been reading the Harry Potter series for the first time and I LOVE IT. I may be obsessed? But yes, I just finished the last one and I don’t know what to do with my life anymore. Blog post on that coming soon!

I’m part of the TV studio on campus (KGCS) which means I help film all our school’s football games! It only plays on local stations but it’s still really cool to be part of the process, even though it’s rained during two of our games so far and we haven’t won a game since I started school here three years ago, it’s fine.

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Somehow Shane and I have found some time to hang out with friends, and even though those nights are few and far between, it’s always a lot of fun to watch movies, play games, and cook meals together!

Another exciting thing: There’s a stray cat that lives around our apartment complex that comes around every once and a while and he’s so sweet, we named him Parrot for some reason and I love him.

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Life has been crazy lately, but it’s been good. Mentally I’ve been struggling, and school is killing me, but I know that once I get over this rough patch, there will be a bright shining rainbow on the other side. Also, it’s been killing me not being able to write as much so with planning my schedule next semester, I’m purposely leaving an hour each day with nothing scheduled so I can finally work on that book idea that’s been swirling around in my head for 3 years, so that’s exciting. But life is going by and I’m trying my hardest to enjoy the things I have while they’re here, despite depression and stress and homework. Here’s to a great rest of the semester!

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