School starts up again in 5 days.
Both schools. My coaching program here in NY and my grad program online.
I’ll be taking 4 classes total. 2 at each school.
I was going to take 3 grad classes…then I read the sylabi and cut one class out straight away.
There is going to be SO much work in each class.
Three would be overload….gots ta eeease myself back into this.
My main fear is balance.
|i actually have this pic on my vision board in the bedroom|
I work 9-6 and don’t often have time for a real lunch hour let alone time to get some schoolwork done. I’ve got coaching clients to work with evenings and weekends, and will have to take on 2 more clients (pro bono) for the classes. I’ve got to fit in working out somewhere, and whatever time I can grab with John, when he’s not studying or writing a paper or working or in class.
Then there’s the usual house stuff, chores, errands etc that life is made of. Plus I’d like to have a social life….but I’m pretty sure that’s going to be impossible, and I’m ok with that.
Now, I’ll have to add reading, studying, classes and paper-writing to the mix. Plus the online participation time.
How is that all going to fit?
It gives me agita just thinking about it.
My second fear is doing well.
I actually care about this degree. I’ve never been a go to class, do homework, try hard on tests type of person, but I always kept As and Bs. But that was in high school and undergrad level. Now, I feel like more is expected of us, and you’re forced to think versus just regurgitating info, and have to write on higher levels.
I don’t know how to study. I don’t think I’ve ever actually read a textbook. I’m only good at skimming the bold bits and finding a way to spin the headlines into a B paper.
I care about doing well during this program, and I don’t know if I’m prepared to put in the effort required because I’ve never had to before.
My plan is:
– make a solid task/hw/reading/writing schedule and stick to it
– carve out time to guiltlessly just be a lazy loafing lump once a week (probably friday nights)
– read as much as possible during my commute
– use lunch-time for workouts no matter what (it’ll make me leave work later…but it’s necessary)
– be patient and understanding with myself
Any tips for me?