I just finished writing four exams, and I feel like I have been in hiding for a month, or maybe four. I am so excited to be finished for the semester; it is hard to meet the needs of my kids, husband and myself as a full-time student. There is a reason why you are supposed to go to University before you have kids; it is easier without a posse in tow.
You know that work life balance or in my current case the study life balance that people speak of; I don’t think that it exists. It’s just a big jumbled up mess of life. Since I have had kids I have worked full-time, traveled weekly for work, worked from home, been a stay at home mom, worked from home and I have been a full-time student. Each has its own challenges but I have yet to find a balance that works, therefore I have decided that it doesn’t exists. I have given up on the notion of finding it.
I am told often “I don’t know how YOU do it”, and the truth is I am not doing it alone. What I have learned is that having support from others it key in making it all work. I am lucky to have the support of my husband because without him I wouldn’t have been able to get through the past few years as a full-time student (with and without a brain tumour) as easily as I have. I also rely heavily on our fabulous childcare provider and friend Janaya who is super flexible and always meets my wild and crazy requests for childcare.
I am looking forward to having some time off and tackling my growing to do list, reading and maybe doing a craft or two.