Balancing LIFE

posted 3 years ago in College
Post # 3
3280 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Yes! I am currently finishing up my undergrad and will be starting grad school for speech pathology. Working full time now and plan to throughout grad school. Been semi-LDR for the past 3 years and planning a wedding hundreds of miles away for 3 weeks after graduation! We also just purchased a house this summer that we fixed up but still needs some work. I am constantly losing track of time! We’ve been engaged for a year and it has flown by! It’s been difficult planning from far away but I know in the end it will be work it! When I am home I spend the whole weekend cleaning and fixing up the house and FI works 15+ hour days so the hardest part has really been not seeing him much. 

Post # 4
1168 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@MissBridge:  Oh my schedule is very jammed… Im completing my masters in speech and language pathology this year and it has been a nightmare. I have 35 hours of externing a week, + all the prep I need to do for that (usually 6-10 hours a week), + class and class work (which I thought was horrific last year, before I started externing). 

I had to reduce my hours working. I literally work 3-5 hours a week because it is impossible for me to hold a regular job with the amount of work I have due each week. Explain to friends and family the dedication your program requires… chances are you will be missing out on some birthdays, events and such. People may think your avoiding them… when your not. Try to stress it prior to starting the program. I always tried to have 1 day to myself to finish school work and relax… the relaxing part almost never comes BUT the 1 day to catch up, helps out a ton. 

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