Sunday, March 4, 2012

The week that was
After my near nervous breakdown last week, I have finally come back to my senses.  I refuse to quit uni just because I've had a stressful week and I realise there are more important things to be worrying about.

My last exam on Friday night went better than the one on Wednesday - I still think I could've done better but because it was a literature subject I felt a lot more at ease.  And the thing that got me through was thinking about my family waiting at home for me.  Yes, I whinge about the work they seem to create for me sometimes but I've realised it's me creating work for me!  I'm so grateful they are all healthy and happy and I know I have their support even though at times it's hard to see! 

I need to take a step back and think about what's more important - a clean house or my sanity?  It's time for me to stop being a control freak and to let a few things go.  SH No. 1 and I have decided to join Friday night Yoga Club at our local hall and to indulge in regular 2 monthly massages to try and ease the stress of our busy lives.  Today we spent the first Sunday in I don't know how long, lounging around in our pj's, reading the paper and doing nothing - I already feel re-charged after my week from hell.

Summer semester is no more - time to begin Semester 1, 2012!


  1. Good news! I am so glad you've sorted it all out - knew you would!! The yoga and massage sound wonderful and even better to share them with SH. Good for you - enjoy, lovely lady. x

  2. Good for you! Just let those balls drop, they won't break. Hang in there and big hugs to you!

  3. That is soooo awesome! This is exactly why I took time off from school...because my daughter needed me home. I am so glad that I spent the good part of her senior year of high school home with her. I look forward to going back...but don't at the same time! EVERY DAY IS ONE DAY CLOSER...even while on break! =)))

    1. Yep, my priorities are changing - time to slow down!

  4. I'm a mum of 2 toddlers and just started uni again doing my Dip Ed full time after 14 years and trying to work part time.... It's very overwhelming and I'm trying to work out how I'm going to juggle everything. But in the end I know that what I am doing is in the best interest of my family and that keeps me going... Anyway just found your blog so thought I would share :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by. All the best with your studies, take one day at a time and enjoy the journey!

  5. I so know how you've felt, but it's a month on from your post now and I really do hope that you are maintaining a safe and steady path.

    Never in a million years did I think studying was going to be so stressful. Personally I now go and see a coach on a regular basis which I find really useful. I still get problems, but they tend to be of shorter duration and (if I time the session correctly) of less intensity.

    One of my favourite quotes comes from "Galaxy Quest" (a parody sci-fi film from a few years back).

    "NEVER give up .... NEVER surrender!"

    I tend to chant it quite a bit during semester time.


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