I haven’t forgotten about y’all. Between full-time work, full time school, and part-time work, ya girl has been on her grind.
I have many half-written posts that I’ve been meaning to finish but, I’m still trying to get this whole time management thing down. School and work has been my main focus and I’ve kind of been slacking in the blog department. So, I just decided to give y’all a quick update post on why it seems like I’ve been MIA.
I’m in my third week of school with Capella University. I’m pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Information Technology with a focus in Web Applications. I’m keeping up with my studies and maintaining an “A.” I’m thinking about adding another course this semester, since managing my studies has been going well. If I take the extra course, by the end of the semester I would have 16.5 credits under my belt. 😵 I know, crazy, right? I’m pushing to have my degree completed within a year, no more than a year and a half.
My full-time job is going steady, thankfully. Now that I started school, I’ve had to cut back on coming home from work and logging back on. My part-time job has been picking up a bit….You know what, I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned what I actually do to pay bills. I’m a SharePoint Designer. I do that full time as a contractor and I also do it part time for the company I work for. The company is paying for my schooling in exchange of me helping with building out their site. Pretty awesome deal, right? I know! Everything really ties together because the things I learn in school can be used at both jobs and the things I’m doing at both jobs can be used as experience in school which will allow me to advance a little quicker.
That’s pretty much what’s been going on.
🌞. ☕️. 👩🏾💻. 😴. ☕️. 👩🏾💻. 🔄
(Rise. Coffee. Hustle. Nap. Coffee. Grind. Repeat.)
My fibromyalgia has been flaring up due to the change of routine, so I’ve been in a lot of more pain and more tired than usual. However, this what I was waiting for. I was waiting for the moment when my body would want to give up. I’m going to be honest. I had a breakdown. I was tired, my body was hurting, and I had a paper due at midnight. I cried. But, you know what I did next? Kept it moving. I got my paper done and ended up getting an “A” on it.
“But, why would you add more courses to your schedule if you already had a breakdown and it’s only your third week?” Simple. Because life isn’t easy. There will be obstacles along the way and I can either become complacent or push through. I’m done being complacent. To achieve the goals I have set for myself, I have to make myself uncomfortable. But, at the same time, I’m not going to go overboard. I plan on being uncomfortable, not burned-out. I’m going to listen to my body. I’m going to take it easy when I need to, but at the moment I’m feeling good (besides the flare-ups because that’s par for the course), so I’m going to ride this wave as long as I can.
If you looked on my blog, you’ll see I have a lot of ideas in the making. I have different topics and categories I want to talk about. I just have to make the time to actually write. I’m a little busy now, but I promise I’m still here.