During summer, that shortens to only two classes, but I have them every Saturday. It took a while to get used to. Thankfully, I also have about a month in between each semester to take a break and ramp up for the next. You know, to refill the crazy pills and hibernate. And maybe wash a dish or two.
This time around, however, I’ve entered my second year. The good news: I get to pick electives and meet new people (my program has me with the same 25 people class after class aside from electives, so I’m glad I get to mix it up a little). The bad news: electives are a little trickier schedule-wise. This time around, my normal 16-week courses every other weekend stay about the same. During the week, however, I have a weekly Financial Analysis class that is kicking me squarely in the ass.
Again, it’s a good news/bad news sort of thing. Because I’m having the classes every week, it’s more of a “mini-mester” – meaning I’m done by March. But I’m also done by March – which means fitting an entire semester into a mere eight weeks. I’ve already had my first exam and we started mid-January! I’m pretty sure I OD’d on those crazy pills the day I thought signing up for a course this compact was a good idea.
I guess what I’m getting at is that today’s post has absolutely squat to do with DIY. But that’s sometimes the way it goes; some days you can tackle an extra coat on the wall and wash your hair; some days you forget whether that was your second or third cup of coffee by 10 AM and don’t recognize where the black paint on your arm might have come from (my stairs - oh, right).
I’m three weeks down, and five more to go. And for the next two days, I’m going to give myself a little “me” time – which will pretty much consist of ice cream, TV, and painted toenails. Will I paint anything else? Who knows – but for those out there who have asked, this is one of the ways I handle hitting the DIY wall. I’ll elaborate sometime soon on a more in-depth post about my overall time management tips, but for now, I’m doing the number one thing on that list – getting past a hurdle and taking some time to do absolutely nothing. Ahhhh.
Do you need a break too? Just lift your ice cream spoon up in salute sometime tonight. I’ll raise one back.