sometimes, it seems as though jason and i are in completely different time zones. he lives in the business world, where there are quarters and regular hours and where finances begin and end in april. i live in the higgledy piggledy student world- where the year begins in september, weeks consist of 10 measly contact hours scattered randomly from monday through to friday, and where stress and deadlines are non-existent for months at a time and then all collide in one horrible go. i’m sure that even when i’m seventy and haven’t stepped foot in school for years, i’ll still think of september as a time for new beginnings and buying a fancy new set of pens!
i always start each academic year with a set of goals i know deep down i won’t achieve- i’ll do all the reading for each class without fail, i’ll definitely get a first for all of my assignments, of course i’ll spend hours in the library doing wider reading and under no circumstances will i ever miss a single class. this inevitably leads to me burning out after the first six weeks, deciding i hate every single book ever written and crying to jason that i don’t want to do university any more! but i’m determined that this year will be different, and that my goals will be realistic and based upon what i actually want to achieve, not what i think i should achieve.
so my one single goal for this academic year is this: to find the perfect balance between working hard on my degree, maintaining a happy home, keeping up my little blog, and spending time with my lovely man, and to never ever allow stress to get in the way of being happy.
for those of you entering pastures new this september- what’s your goal for this year? :)