.....So school is where my head should be at right now. I started my homework (A Book Review) and then I simply got tired of writing it and stopped to Blog. I need a break! School is so consuming...especially these online classes. They think they can give you more work just because you don't drive to the school. I am constantly trying to squeeze in the rest of my life around school and I'm simply tired and STRESSED. I know I will continue to go to school and I know that I will continue to complain but,I really enjoy learning...its when everything is due at the same time that I just feel like screaming and curling up into a ball in the corner of my dark closet. (yes, I have done this before...ask Dan)
Dan gave me a blessing though and Heavenly Father assured me that if I would just pray to him and ask for help, then he would provide a way for me to complete ALL of my work. It is hard, when I am overwhelmed, to STOP and think to get down on my knees right there and then. I always seem to wait till after I BLOW UP to reach out to my Heavenly Father. After the blessing I realized that when my heart starts pumping in a worried frenzy and my head begins to ache... I need to get down and thank my Heavenly Father for all I have. That alone makes me feel like I am able to relax and finish the work that is in front of me. I know that the major message that he sends me most of the time is ...one thing at a time! I like to change my focus a lot and it helps a lot more when I can finish one thing and then move onto the next. Another thing that I have learned is that I need a brake every once in a while during the day...taking a 10 min. brake just to tickle my little boy, seriously, juices me up for the next 5 hours that I might have to spend working on homework.
I guess I'm not really trying to make a point...I'm just taking one of my 10 min. brakes and juicing up again. I just want to complain and write down what I am feeling so that I can realize that it really isn't that bad. I have a lot more free time then a lot of moms with 5 kids and I GET to go to school! That is a blessing!
OK, I'm going to go play with my little munchkin (because he has been sitting in his highchair for, you don't want to know how long) and then I will get back to work and feel much better once my assignment is finished.
By the way, have any of you read this book (Snow Falling on Cedars)...just thought I would ask. If so, please indulge me with your opinion on it.