First Week of Summer Semester

It’s been a long week. But I’ve almost finished all of my homework that was assigned this week. I’m taking 9 credits (which is three 16-week courses all crammed into 8 weeks), and they all require different paper styles (MLA, APA, none??), they all have several different requirements for the discussion boards, and I even have to write a paper this week. Nothing like jumping right in! (I’m in the process of writing that paper now, but kinda, sorta procrastinating a little, since it’s kinda, sorta tough.) I understand the purpose of the discussion boards, but sometimes I just have literally nothing to add to the topic, so I lose points.

I’m taking Sociology of the Family, Intercultural Communication since everything in the Child Development classes emphasize culture and Positive Psychology. It will be my second time taking this class. I took it last summer when I was in a very different place, mental health-wise. I’m curious to see if that affects it in any way.

I’ve got to get a little creative in when I actually do my homework since it’s summer now and the kids are home full-time. Lauren and I head to the library a few times a week just to get out of the house. I don’t get a lot done there, but it’s better than nothing. I’m still trying to set an excellent example regarding school and homework, so I’m really trying not to complain about how much I have to get done each week.

I’m using Google Calendar and my inkWELL Press Daily Undated planner to keep track of homework and due dates. All of my due dates are set a day before they are actually due, to trick me into working harder and procrastinating less. I’ll let you know if it works… I love GoogleCal because it will send reminders to my phone. I sometimes use good ol’ Post-Its and Sharpies too, it just depends on the day, my mood, and how many assignments I need to get done.

In addition to my first week of summer classes, I had my first psychiatrist appointment and first therapist appointment in over a month. It’s been closer to a month and a half for the therapist. I wrote about that here. So, yeah, it’s been a busy week!

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