I'm so sick of doing this!
Today I finished writing my last assignment for the year...
Hooray! I'm half way.
Last week I enrolled for next year...upping the anti, slightly, by enrolling in full-time study.
A couple of days later I thought to myself, "who are you kidding?" I realised I was feeling tired with the grind of listening to lectures, participating in tutorials ( I have to because no one else talks! and they all want a job standing in front of people talking for a living - go figure??) reading long arduous chapters and articles, in journals I've never heard of, and writing never-ending assignments. So I got it in to my head that if I study full time next year it would all be over sooner and I could get on with the fun stuff.
It didn't take me long to knock some sense into myself. Don't get me wrong I'm not underestimating my ability - I know I could do it...I just don't want to. I enjoy having time to do other things and even though many of the readings I have to do and lectures I have to listen to are a little on the boring side (mostly because they are so repetitious) I am enjoying the learning. I think I might not enjoy it so much if I was even more time-poor. I need time to spend with my family, to clean my house, do the washing, take the dog for a walk, cook dinner, bake for school lunches, read my scriptures, read the ensign, pray, serve others, re-organise the visiting teaching list (again!) go visiting teaching and try to fulfil my calling. I know if I studied full time I wouldn't have time for most of these things and they would be put on the back burner. That's not really an option. So...I'm going to enjoy my few weeks off, I'm going to go to the temple, visit my sister, do a bit of shopping, get my sewing machine out, get in the garden, wash the dog (actually that has been on the back burner for a while now...oops) bake stuff, clean out the cupboards, paint the kids bedrooms, and get fit...actually full-time study is starting to sound like an easier option now!
P.S I spend so much time typing it could almost be considered a super power. If anyone ever needs something typed up...I'm your [super]woman :)