New Routines

January 27, 2015

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:


  • jess

    January 30, 2015 at 10:35 am

    So exciting, Diana! What are you looking to get your degree in? Also? Who doesn’t hate statistics. I can still remember the man who taught that at EPCC. J and I took that there in the summer. We’re both still traumatized. I still don’t know how I passed (I guess I must have) and I still don’t think I learned (KNOW I didn’t) anything.

    1. jess

      January 30, 2015 at 10:48 am

      ANNNND I just read the other post. HOW EXCITING! I’m sure you’ll be fantastic at counseling and I love that you can put a Christian component to it. I can’t wait to hear more!

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