I may be a random blogger for the next few months. Summer Blog Challenge is cancelled for me, I may do Friday Five if I have time… and I will definitely post Bubby and Boogie updates on biweekly Sundays (for belly photos, pregnancy updates, and Boogie Monster happenings). I just finished my first week of classes for two of the three I am taking… that was going pretty well, but now I’m adding my third and final class to the mix. I should take a picture of my planner to show you how much I have to do each day to accomplish anything and to work ahead so that I can be done by November! Eek!
My American Literature class is actually an 8 week class, so it’s already condensed for me, there’s a lot of reading but the assignments are pretty straightforward and while they aren’t easy, they’re totally doable. The Biology class I started this week is Environmental Biology, which has already sparked my interest surprisingly. I’m not a big science fan, but this class is all about learning about our environment and how it’s slowly being used up and polluted and ways we can change that. The assignments and labs are also straightforward, but this is a 16 week class that I’m condensing into about 10 so that I can be done before Bubby is born. For this class and the other Bio class I have to take the final exams on campus or at an approved location with a proctor, so I’m hoping to do that before Bubby is here! My last class is Principles of Biology, I haven’t been able to see the class on Moodle yet, but the instructor did email me the syllabus so that I could plan ahead… looks like I’ll be doing a lot of reading, studying, and labs, but I think I can handle it.
Boogie hasn’t handled this very well this week, it’s been a struggle to find time to get my assignments done while J is at work, but hopefully she’ll get used to it for a few weeks. I feel bad that my time is being taken away from her just before her brother is born… which is just another reason to get done by November. I’ve tried to leave Saturdays as free as possible with only 1-2 assignments so that we can just enjoy our last little bit of time we have before Bubby arrives. Sundays and Mondays are packed with my chapter/module exams so that I can accomplish those on days J has off! It’s going to be a hard road, but I’m determined to be done. These are the last three classes I need to get my Associate in Arts for General Education. It’s taken me three years to get this done… I’ve had to drop classes and go part time so that I could be a better mother and more “here” for Boogie. It will feel amazing to finally be done with this chapter of my life. I hope that once we are done having children, whether that’s after Bubby or perhaps in a few years if we decide to have more kids, that I’ll be able to go back to a 4-year college and get a Bachelor’s and then a Master’s in education or psychology. Right now, I’m perfectly content being a stay at home mom, but someday when our children are grown I want to work and help other children in some way or form… whether that be teaching, social work… something!
With all that said, I wanted to share a few quotes/pictures I was looking at on pinterest this morning… sometimes it’s good to have a little inspiration to get through times like this, when life is overwhelming!