This semester is eating my lunch. I knew from the beginning of January that this fall would be my hardest semester, but I'm still surprised by just how hard it is for me to juggle everything.
The classes are hard and require lots of homework and hours of studying. I'm still helping my husband at our church- we were there until 11:00 last night- and I'm still teaching children's church- although I haven't even looked at my lesson this week. I have to get to the church early today to get my lesson ready. Lots of changes are taking place at work...they are great changes, much needed changes, and I'm very happy about them, but it brings stress nonetheless. Even my normal relaxation and planning times have disappeared- I have to get groceries on Sunday afternoons now instead of Monday mornings.
It's exhausting. My husband has no idea how tired I really am...I don’t think many people understand. It's bone numbing exhaustion. Its walking around like a zombie exhaustion. The only thing I can compare it to is the exhaustion I felt after my sons were born, those first three or four months before they started sleeping through the night. If I sit still for five minutes, I'm falling asleep.
Once this semester is over, I'll have a seven month break before the dental hygiene program begins...I can't wait! I will need every minute of it to recover from this first year back at school.