Today I sat down and ordered the textbooks for my classes.
10. 10 books.
Thankfully they’re mostly on subjects I’m fascinated by (this semester – it’ll be a different story come statistics). Psych 101, Biblical Studies, Apologetics – my heart pitter patters with these. Some of the books however, like the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, well, I’m hoping that one gets minimal use. Even the title is boring.
I start school on the 9th of next month, and right now it looks like I’ll have about a year and a half until I’m finished – because of the credits Liberty was able to accept. Not too bad considering I’m switching degrees.
In the meantime, I’m juggling what is sure to become an even busier schedule.
Forgive the pic, nothing makes our kitchen lights look pretty. No filter, on any app, ever, would help them.
Tonight Sam had to work late. So while Bella ran around the house, I fried up (Whole30 compliant) eggplant and zucchini to dip in marinara, listened to the online webinar for my school orientation, located my kitchen tongs (outside in the grass because Bella uses them for chompers), answered emails, and scheduled a conference call.
This past year has been pretty uneventful, and I’m thankful for that. Thankful for a chance just to be home and quiet and rest. I knew it wouldn’t last forever, even though at times I wondered if perhaps it would and how boring that would be…
I’ve learned to give myself time – weeks – to settle into a new routine. Adding in going back to school isn’t any different, it’s going to take some time and patience for me to find a routine with this all. I’ll stress and worry, feel guilty about how I spend my time and do all the things most of us moms do, but in the end I’ll find a balance of some sort.
On the other hand, 10 books are headed my way… 😉
Here’s where else I’ve been writing this month –
On She Reads Truth:
On Liberating Working Moms: