It's week six of graduate school. I transferred my articles and notes from a very, very full one inch binder to a new three inch binder today to make room for what's still to come.
I finished my essays early this week, so in the last day, I've read a novel, one that wassn't assigned, and I even found some moments to blog.
Perhaps this post will serve to remind me of this very, very busy season someday.
I have little to no margin right now with everything I'm doing. I homeschool three daughters, one of which submitting some of her work for college credits and therefore, needs more support. I direct Challenge 3. I am in my third year of the Circe Apprenticeship, and I'm taking an EDUC and an ENGL class.
This pace is certainly not sustainable. I'm doing my best to sleep enough and eat right, but there is no time for exercise or for any healthy leisure.
I'm planning to take only one class at a time from now on. I realized I am in no hurry to finish my masters. The plan is to be ready for what opportunities may come when the girls are grown and out of my homeschool. Lord willing, that will take at least ten more years.
But by God's grace, I'll make it through this semester, then I'll slow down.
I am learning a lot, love what I'm learning, and I find myself thankful often, even if I'm often overwhelmed.