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Monday, September 23, 2013

life after december 13

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Top: Motherhood (given to me), Jeans: Liz Lange Maternity, Shoes: Sanuk
last monday I sat down at my desk at work and suddenly i felt very overwhelmed; like i couldn't stand to teach that day, wanted to sit there and cry it out.  it was like all my grad school work and all my school responsibilities and everything just got piled on me all at once.  i wanted to give up.

i emailed my husband telling him i didn't know if i could do it all - that i was feeling so overwhelmed.  he reminded me that i was very far ahead in my program (i'm NOT a procrastinator so i'm literally 2 weeks ahead on assignments/readings just in case anything happens) and that i could just make a list of what needed to get done each day and cross things off as i went.  he also assured me that things that weren't crossed off could be done the next day.  
boy, do i love him.

then i started thinking about what life will be like after december 13th.  i graduate that day.  that means no more reading 15+ articles/chapters from textbooks each week on top of grading, planning, and school paperwork.  no more conducting research within my classroom; instead, focusing on what i want to do with my students and what we decide to do together.

the best part: graduating on december 13 leaves me with one whole month to be a wife to my husband before i become a mom, too.  a month for us to have as many date nights as we want, to share our last christmas just "us," and to really prepare for the beginning of our next journey.

i'm not wishing away time, but i'm looking forward to life after december 13th.

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Domesticated Working Woman

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  1. You can definitely do it, it's not far away at all!! It will all be worth it in the end :)


  2. Aw, I am so sorry you felt s overwhelmed but your hubby gave you great advice. Just take your time, I know you can do it! Remember women are strong! :)

  3. That's exciting that you'll have the month of December to prep for your new arrival. Don't get too overwhelmed. I'm sure you're doing better than you think you are! :)
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  4. That is so nice that y'all will have some alone time before baby. December is right around the corner, so just hang in there!

  5. Hang in there, Sister. Probably feels like forever, but hopefully you will be so busy time will fly and then you will be there.

    Congrats - on everything. Sending good thoughts your way today.


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