My Juggling It All: Studies, Family, and Work (A Mom and Student's Honest Story)


5/3/20242 min read

person writing on brown wooden table near white ceramic mug
person writing on brown wooden table near white ceramic mug

Hey mamas!

Let's talk about real life. Technically, my studies started in April, but let's say I'm hitting the reset button. Here's the deal: full-time job, a preschooler, a teenager – the whole "mom and wife" gig. And on top of that, I decided to add "student" back into the mix.

The past few days have been a whirlwind. Overwhelmed? Check. Sick? Maybe. Or maybe I was using that "sickness" as an excuse to avoid the mountain of readings staring me down (no judgment, right?). Deep down, I know I want this degree. But lately, excuses have become my best friend – "too tired," "not enough time," you name it.

Honestly, the past week has been rough. Teenage drama almost pushed me to a meltdown. So, I took a break. I did some yoga (highly recommended!), hit the mall for a little retail therapy (oops!), and focused on me for a change overall.

Here's the thing: that "me time" actually helped. Now, I feel recharged and ready to tackle those assignments again. But let's be honest, the looming return to the office next week isn't exactly thrilling.

Ever feel like you want to throw everything up in the air, walk away, and chase a different dream? That's me right now. All I want is to focus on my studies and my family, minus the whole "office grind" part (bills, gotta pay them!).

So, mamas, I put it out there – what's your story? Positive, negative, no judgment here. This isn't about filters; it's about sharing our experiences. Maybe someone out there is nodding their head right along with me. Let's face it: just because we took on the student life doesn't mean we can't complain sometimes, right?

Here's to staying focused, juggling everything life throws at us, and, most importantly, remembering to take care of ourselves. Let's keep the conversation going in the comments below! Share your story, mama. You're not alone in this.

P.S. Stay tuned for future posts where I'll be sharing tips, tricks, and maybe even some meltdowns (because, let's be honest, they're bound to happen!) on this crazy journey of being a mom and a student.

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