In case you ever think of returning to College after more than a Decade's Hiatus, I can now tell you that, while I encourage the endeavor, I would recommend you start on a different term than the Summer one. Here I thought I could "ease" back into school, nice-n-easy, by taking a "low-pressure" summer class. I also thought it would be a "good idea" to take a class that I wasn't really fond of, to "get it out of the way". What was I thinking?!?!
What I've now learned is that I'm spending ALL of my time - not just my "free" time - ALL of my time with my nose in a book or my eyes blurring over a computer screen. Cramming a whole semester's work into eight weeks. Those same eight weeks, which happen to be the only "nice" weather here in Wyoming. So, instead of enjoying the beautiful days, I'm reading and studying and going bleary-eyed. I now question the sanity of my decision to start back to school during a Summer Term as a way of "easing" into it.
Since I want to enjoy the summer, I've now started getting up at 5:00 am again.
You caught me.
Not really on the getting up at 5:00 am.
Yesterday was the first day the radio turned on at 5. I got up at 5:45 and literally dragged myself to the gym. Today I woke at 5:45, but instead of studying, I cuddled with Jack and baked bread. Give me a couple more days to get my body use to the early rising again and I'll start doing the following:
Monday - 5-7am - StudySo. That's my plan and my goal, hopefully, by next week I'll be fully implementing it, so that with ten dedicated hours of study time I can enjoy the days, nights, and weekends with my family.
Tuesday - 5-7am - Gym; 9-noon - Study on Campus (with boys in Children's Center)
Wednesday - 5-7am - Study
Thursday - 5-7am - Gym; 9-noon - Study on Campus (with boys in Children's Center)
Friday - 5-7am - Yoga at Gym; 10:00-11:30 - Playgroup
Weekends - Hike, Fish, Camp with Family