It’s been an interesting first week back to school and I’m happy to have gotten through it with a positive outlook on what’s to come for the semester. I feel confident in being able to manage the full time college schedule I set for myself along with my 30 hour or so work weeks. Exhaustion will be inevitable but the appreciation for my weekends will be beyond incredible. “Friday Night Writes” will be a reflection of my weeks (goals, experiences, ideas, etc.) to help keep me focused, motivated and sane 😁 through this college student journey.
Time management is going to be vital to my success not only with this college/work flow but in almost all other aspects of life. It’s a skill I think will always need improvement because when there’s things to be done, there never seems to be enough of it. There’s a lot of planning and organizing that I need to do in order to make time work with such a busy schedule. Meal preparation, sleep, studying and my relaxation all need to be detailed to a balance. As of right now, that list and its balance are close to pitiful haha. Identifying this problem is the first step though and hopefully by the end of next week I’ll have made some improvements.
The feeling of being in school really just makes my soul feel alive. There’s a constant engagement of critical thinking, discussion and relevance that ignites meaningful purpose for my mind. Despite how much of an outcast or loner I may be most of the time, it’s where I feel like I am supposed to be right now.
About 12.5 hours of my week are in class hours divided into 9 total for Physiology and about an hour each for English, Fundamentals of Speech and an Individual Conditioning (gym) class. The classes have a certain flow from one to the next where I can take a new idea or skill and apply it between the different subjects. It’s pretty fucking awesome and in reality that’s what learning is. The ability to make ideas relative to life and use that skill to challenge ourselves and progress.
With that being said, I hope all of this gets me writing more often. I need to write more often. On that note, until next time…