05 May 2017

Morning time

I usually get up around 4 am. Lately, I haven't been getting up until 4:15 am. Wednesday morning, Bella had to go outside at 3:30 am. We let her out and when she came back in she was generally making a pest of herself. Around 3:45 am I decided to just get up and at least Hubby could get a little more sleep. So I got up early, made my coffee, and really, really enjoyed the alone time. When I don't get up until 4:15, I just have time to make coffee and use the bathroom before Hubby gets up. On Wednesday, I made coffee, used the bathroom, sat scrolling through Facebook, etc. It was really nice and relaxing. In fact, it was so relaxing that I decided to walk to work. Yes! Walk to work!!! I did and it was amazing. I quickly realized how I am missing my alone time. I am an introvert and I need that time to recharge. I love my Hubby, but I am basically with him all the time. We work at the same place. We live together. We got almost everywhere together. This is not how our relationship is. We have built a life on being very independent of each other. In fact, we used to have to make a conscious effort to do things together. Any. Thing. So to go from that to being together all the time. Ugh!!!! He gets a whole lot more alone time than I do. He gets off at 10 am and comes home. I don't get home until 3:30 - 4. So my morning time was so incredibly enjoyable and the walk to school was amazing. I think I will do that for the rest of the year.

30 April 2017

Things are moving along

I was going to write this post because I keep thinking I have a big decision to make. Whether or not to continue with my dissertation. I'm at a point where the writing is going fairly well, but I owe the school money and I need to pay before I can register again. So I'm going to be taking the summer off to try and get caught up with the money part. I really do want to finish this thing, I deeply want a Dr. in front of my name, but the thought of taking the summer off is rather appealing too. I have a lot I want to do this summer in terms of school so not having to focus on that would be rather nice. So I think, well, maybe I'll just stop here. I won't be the first person in history to be ABD (all but the dissertation). But then I've come this far and recently it's started to go really well, I hate to leave it unfinished. So I think I will do with my summer as I originally planned. I will devote time to the things I want to do for school and then some time to my dissertation. It would be nice if I could start up again with something almost completely ready to go. That would move things along so I don't get into this situation again. Okay, so that is decided. I will take some time off to pay down my debt, but I will continue to work on it. If I could have something ready to go, I could submit it for approval and be ready to do the research by the beginning of the year. Woot.

Along that line, I will need to structure my days so that things get done. I know myself too well. I know that if I don't have a plan, I will waste hours and hours of time. So I'm going to set up a routine before school ends that will allow me time to get some work done on everything every day. I need to make progress or I get lazier and lazier. And there are things I want to accomplish this summer. I want to get all my curriculum and pacing set up. I want to have lesson plans for at least the first semester, for every class. I want to make some videos to flip my classes. I want to create some things on my cameo for my room. I want to organize my room and get things set up in there. This is the first classroom I really feel like I'm at home in. Maybe because it is new and I get to design it the way I want to, or maybe because I just feel at home in this school. I don't know, but I like it. Plus I want time to hang out at the pool. I love my pool and definitely want to spend some time in it. Also, we will be doing some traveling, not a whole lot, but some, and I want to be able to enjoy that and not stress about work or anything. So that means being organized and productive on the days I'm home and getting things done. Also, I want to start exercising again. I cannot spend the entire summer sitting on my big fat ass. I need to move.

So planning will be happening the next few weeks since there are only 3 weeks left of school. Hallelujah!!!! I think we will spend a couple of weeks hanging out and decompressing from the year. Then we will begin our adventures.

Okay, I got nothing more to say. That dissertation thing was weighing on my mind and I needed to work it out. I did and I'm all good.

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