***I deeply apologize in advance for this whiny, complainey blog post. I'm just tired. And delirious. And am feeling sorry for myself because everyone but me has an extra long weekend to celebrate Independence Day.
Well, so far, this summer is much busier than I expected.
In fact, all winter long we built up the idea of summer and made overzealous plans with friends to go on lots of little mini weekend trips.
Personally, I planned to have a relaxing summer, spending my days at summer camp with the 5 & 6 year olds and evenings catching up with friends, spending time with Mr. Ruby, or blogging. I then planned to spend every minute of the weekend from Friday at 6:00 p.m. to Sunday 10:00 p.m. hanging with friends and soaking in the summer.
Well. Summer isn't exactly going as planned.
I realized that I have more school work than before (my own fault for squishing two years of coursework into one to try to get done quicker), I have one more major teaching exam to study for, and camp is the most exhausting thing I've ever participated in in my life! (I think I'm too old for this - every part of my body HURTS!)
I have, however, gained the most extraordinary of skills on how to make every, single minute count. My daily schedule consists of the following:
6:30 am Wake up and either 1). Work on homework or 2). Go for a run or 3). Try to squeeze in a blogpost.
7:30 am Put on my mom one piece swimsuit, brush my teeth, eat breakfast
8:30 am Leave for camp
9:00 am The busses arrive filled with complaining, whiny campers (Maybe their attitudes are contagious...thus the whiny blog post...)
12:30 pm Quick 30 minute lunch break, and the only time all day where I get to sit
4:30 pm Another quick 30 minute break where I study for my upcoming (and final) Praxis teaching exam
5:00 pm Back on the clock to check the little kiddies out i.e. deal with angry parents who have to show their id's every.single.day, and deal with their kids who have lost practically all of their belongings, and are complaining that camp is "sooo boring"
6:45 pm Arrive home. Whip up a quick dinner. Take a quick shower
8:00 pm Sit down to begin my long evening of studying: writing papers, completing homework assignments, studying for exams, or writing lesson plans
***Sometimes, this time is spent actually taking exams i.e. last night I had a 2 and a half hour exam, attending meetings for work, or meeting with my counselor for school
9:30 pm Quick study break to do laundry (as I have only have 3 alternating swimsuits and staff shirts, pack my lunch, and eat a quick treat)
10:00 pm Back to studying
11:00 pm Hit the sheets
Ok. Ok. I'm done complaining. I'm sure no one is even still reading at this point - I know I wouldn't be. But, if you are, thanks for listening. I am very aware that there is light at the end of the tunnel. And I am working towards a goal. And I am pursuing a calling. And things could be much worse.
But even more, I am VERY aware that I have an AMAZING life with even more AMAZING people in it. I am very thankful for everything and everyone in it!!! Just needed to feel sorry for myself for 5 minutes.
Ok. Now I'm done. Stay tuned for a typical upbeat post tomorrow! ;)