Putting it all all in perspective & the end in sight
I woke up this morning thinking it was only Tuesday, Matt wasn't happy I tried giving him an extra day of work this but me I need an extra day or more! I am reaching the end of my second grad school journey that began way too long ago and has included a couple breaks. The worst part is I could have been done with this 5 or 6 years ago had I not changed programs to a different concentration 7 years ago, ugh! Oh well that is in the past and I did earned my first Master's and Adult certification at that time.
At the start of this semester during the usual introductions I think everyone thought I was crazy when mine went slightly like this...
"I am in my final semester of this NP program while finishing up my doctoral project.... My husband is also a grad student and we have a 3 year old daughter.... I am training for my 21st marathon..."
My professor "oh my that is one crazy house, 2 grad students and a 3 year old!...how do you find time to run?"
Why is this always the question? I make time to run to keep my sanity and health, simple! Honestly who can spend their entire day studying anyways? I hate to admit it but I have never been the best student example, I get bored easily, don't sit well and tend to procrastinate. Please tell me I'm not the only one! I need my running breaks. I have also been known to get on the bike trainer or elliptical and study, knocks out 2 things: an easy workout and keeps me awake to study.
I am lucky to have gained a great clinical spot this semester with a physician in sports medicine who challenges me and keeps my learning. He won't accept "I've never done that" or "I don't know how" as an excuse, the answer I get is "I will teach you and you are doing it." I love this, I am a hands on learner and need this push. As both school and training get more intense I may disappear from here in order to remain focused and spend time with my family/friends, but I will be back and I'm sure there will be days I need to write.
|The bag with my life right now...iPad, books, food and plenty of Starbucks gift cards|
|Up to my ears in this pile...(for the next 10 weeks at least) Just a little light reading!|
|but only up to my ankles in this, project is taking a backseat for now.|
I never realized when I registered that my first marathon of the year will be the day after I am officially done with school. This may be interesting...tapering and wrapping up school, watch out!