Friday, August 29, 2008

Long week

Ever notice how long a week is before a holiday?
I'd swear longing for the extra day off makes the 5 days go by even longer. I also believe it seems longer as most people do the work in advance of the day off, too.

This week has been a hard one for me. I have had to adjust to taking a college course again. My class is 6:00 – 8:40 MW. Our first class was the 25th and it went quite well. I believe there were 15 of us and by the end of Wednesday, there were only 9... they're dropping like flies. (Thank God for audits, in my case).

Because the course is really hard-core, you have to be "on". We barely tipped our toes the first day, but dove it fast on the second. I'm pretty tech-savy, but this software is really intense with a strong learning curve - even for me. It is hard to be a good employee and then a good student. I know I'm the only student in the class not going for credit, so I will try to take a back seat to everyone else. My reasons are very specific and are for my career goals, aka, be marketable. So, yes, I'm in there for selfish reasons, but I'm not trying to take over any of the time for the "real" students. Hard to find the middle ground.

My home arrival averaged 9:10 those nights. I'm dead by the time I get home, drop all my gear, say hello to M and get ready for the next day. I admit, Tuesdays and Thursdays are VERY nice now, as they are my time. That means I can do what I want, when I want. So this week, I've been looking forward to the long weekend and the last days at the pool. Next week will be a short week, but I know it will feel even longer.

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