I have ten credit hours left. TEN! Ten measly credit hours until I'm done with my bachelors. It's been a LONG haul. I'm excited, but I'm doubting myself. Can I do this? I also have only one year. One year in which to finish these ten hours--four classes. I'm in the process of two of them, but I'm struggling. Enduring to the end is difficult. Once I got through the dreaded statistics course, it seems like I just felt done. My biggest challenge had been surmounted. I had succeeded. These last classes should be a breeze, but for some reason, I can't get myself to stay on task. I can't stay with the schedule I created and recreated for myself. I've done this with every class. It's worked beautifully. Why not now?
Today I'm sitting down and creating the schedule for the last time, I hope. I'm giving myself a bit of a break. I think I was just trying to cram too much into each day and overwhelming myself. I wanted to be done--NOW. So, I was being unrealistic.
I have decided to give myself a week for each lesson. These two courses I'm currently taking don't have midterms, so there isn't really a midway goal. This is tough.
Within each week, I'm going to have specific goals from each lesson for each day. As I accomplish these smaller goals, there will be rewards. Most likely it will be something like blogging or facebook. I have to make myself not touch them unless I've done the day's goals. If I complete everything for the week, and get my assignments submitted, then there will be a bigger weekend reward. I'll have to come up with some good ones that'll keep me motivated. I'm open to your ideas.
Schoolwork with a little one running around the house is NOT easy. It's hard to sit down; not to mention sit down and concentrate on something until it's complete, but I don't really have a choice.
So, tomorrow I get to run to my favorite library and work for a few hours. I'm so thankful for a supportive husband. For today, I will finish the schedule and make it much more doable--taking into consideration where I'm at in life right now. Please remind me that this is all doable--even with an almost two-year-old.