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Good news, Bad news...


Sunday, September 18, 2011

SO MUCH NEWS...

Well, the GOOD news is that I got a fancy shmancy new job! (I know, I just GOT a job a month ago, but this one is an assistantship that pays half my tuition in addition to giving me a salary that is twice what I was making in wages at the other place).. I'm an office assistant for the Mechanical Engineering department. I'm pretty psyched about it...

Aside from the BAD news, which is that it's taking up literally all the free time I had from 8-5 (by 'free time', I mean the time I had outside of class to work on assignments, projects, fitness, nutrition, and the like)...

This is my new schedule:

Monday & Wednesday: Work from 8-1, class from 1:10-2, work from 2:10-4, class from 4-5:30, Lab from 5:40-9:00

Tuesday & Thursday: Work from 8-1, class from 1-4:30, class from 5-8:30

Friday: Work from 11:00 - 5:00

Basically, I'm working significantly more, but I'm going to be paid more (which is good, because we're flat broke - I think we have 4 bank accounts with like 40 bucks each, and one loan payment due a few days ago that I can't pay)...

I'm supposed to be doing a few huge projects, including a huge musical composition-from-random-sound-
samples and this independent study blog on the evolution of the greek and roman lyre.. I'd be remiss in accounting my life if I didn't say that I've been having small meltdowns every other day or so. That being said, once I figure out decent time management, life will get easier...

...maybe.

I can tell you right now that with my classes and work (which is quite a demanding position), I've taken on too much and that I'm likely shaving off a few years of my life... But I'm not unhappy on a big-picture scale, and I know that it's only going to get better after this semester.

Does anyone out there have a demanding schedule? How do you cope? I'm not adjusting well.
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MANDIBEES 9/18/2011 11:28PM

    Keep a cool head about you, get hugs from hubby often, don't mess with your sleep to much, eat well and you will come out on top!

It takes time to adjust to new and busy schedules but your an amazingly talented young woman and I believe in you!

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