Turned Upside Down


My last post was in January. I cannot say that I am a dedicated blogger, but I don’t think it’s because of the fact that I do not want to be. I would say that it is because blogging takes time. Time that lately I have discovered that I do not really have. And making time is not as realistically done as it is said.

Since I started this semester at Winona State University, I seem to have been more busy than I ever have been. While I scaled back and only took 12 credits this semester, it’s still enough to be considered fulltime. Now cake on a full time newspaper editing job and you’re in for a wild ride. Still, I’m not the first one to do both I’m sure. What’s bad though is how much I’ve complained in the last few months when I should be glad that I’ve been lucky enough to make it work.

One of my favorite books of all time is To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, partly because it’s a timeless classic with a great plot, but partly because of the great theme that is exhibited between the novel’s pages. In order to fully understand a person, you have to walk in their shoes.

Since January, my schedule has been as follows;

  • Monday – Work/Evening Homework
  • Tuesday – 8 a.m. class/Work/Evening Homework
  • Wednesday – Work/4:30-6:30 p.m. Kids First*/Homework
  • Thursday – 8 a.m. class/Work/Homework
  • Friday – Work/Homework
  • Saturday – Finish Week’s Homework

Now you have to remember to throw in all the unexpected stuff. And this cycle has was has been followed for the last 13 weeks. Consistently. With no changes. But in the last couple of weeks, I’ve learned not to settle for boring, repetitive routine. Instead, I take it one day at a time and find something to enjoy about each day. Welcome to spring, folks. Time to go from turned upside to down to right-side up.