Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!
Grab a cup of coffee and share with us! What’s been going on in your life? What are your weekend plans? Is there a topic you’ve just been ruminating on that you want to talk about?
It’s nice to see you again, particularly right now I’m enjoying the momentary break from everything to just sit back, enjoy a nice cup of coffee (this weekend I’m using various Christmas gifts for my coffee – including some yummy syrups and a milk frother) and chat with all of you.
I started school, my Masters in Library and Information Sciences program. Now into the second week, it’s my second Master’s Degree, but my first time doing online learning. It’s also my first time being in a program in a large school. Seriously, one of my classes has as many (or nearly as many) students in it as the classes I graduated with since High School. Certainly not the student-to-teacher ratio I’m used to.
It is also the first time in my life that I’ve been employed full time while in school part time (usually it’s been school full time, work part time). That in itself has been quite the adjustment, trying to figure out how to fit all the reading and assignments in around work. I pretty much feel like I’m either working or schooling, with little time for anything else. I know I’m going to have to do some work to find a balance – because all school and all work is not sustainable for the three years this program is going to take me (not taking summers off). I know I’ll find the balance, it’s just going to take me a little time to adjust.
What are some ways you’ve found to get balance in your life? I know organization and focus will help, but I’m always looking for more hints, tips, and tricks!