Loved, Educated, and Worn Out

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Hey ScholarMoms! I hope that all of your hopes and dreams are moving towards fruition. I know that its hard sometimes but we have to keep moving forward, day by day…and night by night.

Ladies, I get so worn out sometimes. Some days it feels like I’m just hopping from one treadmill to the next, with little to no break in between. The daily schedule can take a few different forms. One of the more hectic schedules is something like this: Wakeup, quick snuggle with the husband (crucial!), get the kid up, dressed, and fed, pack lunches, throw myself together, rush out the door, work, class, back home to tend to hubby and baby, maybe eat, schoolwork, sleep, and repeat. Its also worth noting that commuting between home and school can take as much as 1.5 hours each way. That doesn’t leave much time to mess around. I’m constantly challenged by my tight schedule and the unanticipated things that can pop up. Life would be so much simpler if I could just get home from work, spend time with my family, and go to bed. However, the reality is that papers are often written in the late-night hours. Likewise I might have a big exam or presentation the next day which necessitates some last minute prep.

It’s so easy to fall into the procrastination trap. I take that dive regularly! It can start off innocently enough. Maybe you have an assignment due next Monday. The weekend provides you with ample time to work on it. There’s just one small issue. You know that your LO did not receive much quality time with you this week. Internal mommy guilt kicks in and the next thing you know, you’re spending half of the weekend out and about making memories with your sweetheart. It’s time well spent but nowwww, what about that assignment. Suddenly the  deadline is nearing. This is when the stress really starts to kick in for me.

And if you have a child that still wakes up during the night, forgeddaboutit! This means that your studies might take longer than you would like. Quality of the work could also be impacted.

How do you fight against low-energy? Share your thoughts in the comments!