Thursday, March 26, 2009

Not sure where to start on this. I have almost finished the first week back at school after spring break and am feeling I am going into brain overload! (Spring break wasn't a break for me; I went to a weeklong phase of a sergeant school to work towards my promotion...and ended up spending the plane rides and evenings studying for both schools. I did complete it as part of the top 20% of the class too.) Only 7 more weeks left of this semester after tomorrow, but am not sure what is going on with me. I have extra homework to get done because of more military obligations that will take me out of class most of next week also. Plus I'm trying to workout considering I have a physical fitness test April 11th. I'm the Detachment Sergeant (basically like a First Sergeant) for my unit and can't allow myself to fail. I like to set the example for my soldiers.

I am getting even more stressed/discouraged with housework quickly accumulating and being neglected a bit. I don't know which subject I should be studying more, whether I should be at the gym working out, spending time with Brad (he's being a saint with this), or taking time to get the house together, or focusing on issues with my unit/soldiers/military career. This isn't even scratching worrying about getting fired from my part-time waitressing job for all the time I have had to take off lately for my military obligations.

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    Housekeeping should be LOW on your list of priorities as you should be having OODLES of support from your partner during such times...speak up for yourself! You need relief YESTERDAY! :-)

    3252 days ago
    I think it's harder on Reservist because they seem to have more to juggle and being a detachment sergeant is not easy! I can remember working full time, getting my masters degree and doing all the things I needed to do for my military career (reserve, but you still have to do the same things to be prepared as active duty, physical fitness, professional development courses, prep for deployments, etc). You will get thru this and when you do, take and do something nice for yourself!
    3252 days ago
    If Brad is a saint, ask him if he would mind filling in as chief cook and bottle washer for the next few weeks so you can concentrate on the other things you have listed. I would think that he wouldn't mind if you ask him to fill in for just 7 weeks. And if he does mind, then you need to set priorities and decide what gets done and what doesn't and what doesn't- don't fret about it. There are only 24 hours in a day and as much as you try, you are not superman (gender not specific).

    3253 days ago
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