I'm having my back to school meltdown in 3…2… And action.

posted 3 years ago in College
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You are going to be fine!  It will be a challenge, especially at first.  But you’ll find ways to get the cleaning done, and cook real food!  I promise.  Just take it one day at a time, and don’t forget to take time for yourself!  Self-care is going to be so important, and will help you succeed in your classes.  Things will change- that is inevitable.  But it doesn’t have to be “shambles’!  Seriously, you will be OK! Chin up, and believe that you have the strength to do this!  Because you do.  : )

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I did a PhD at MIT and still cooked/cleaned. You’re going to be fine. All this time you’re wasting being stressed could be used making meals to freeze away ;-).

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

You will be fine, I promise! You may have to let some things slide, I definitely did. The things I let slide were …………. cleaning (I tend to, anyway) and cooking all the time (something else I tend to slack on). What I refused to slack on (unless it was the very end of the semester aka crunch time) was quality time with my family and FI. 

For me, the beginning of the semesters were usually pretty laid back for the first few weeks. This gave me time to adjust to my new schedule before things became really hectic. 

You can do this!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@lalalyanne:  I’m a teacher and I always feel the same way at the start of the semester! You got this. Do you have a crock pot? That’s usually my lifesaver.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

I use weekends to get everything done. All laundry is completed, all my meals including healthy snacks, on the go breakfasts and large crockpot disses are all cooked to last through out the week, my lunch is packed for the next day, my apartment gets deap cleaned and I catch up on all my homework.  That way during the week all I have to do is tidy things ups touch here and there and repack my lunch each night.  Negitivity and worrying wont help anything, try making a productive plan instead 

Post # 9
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Helper bee

I use weekends to get everything done. All laundry is completed, all my meals including healthy snacks, on the go breakfasts and large crockpot disses are all cooked to last through out the week, my lunch is packed for the next day, my apartment gets deap cleaned and I catch up on all my homework.  That way during the week all I have to do is tidy things ups touch here and there and repack my lunch each night.  Negitivity and worrying wont help anything, try making a productive plan instead 

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2014

 You will be fine. Sure its going to be an adjustment at first but you will find a routine that works for you. My Boyfriend and I are both in graduate school and while its difficult and stressful at times we make it work. The cleaning does go out the window sometimes but we really try to cook and eat dinner together every night, esp since this is the only quality time we get together during the stressful weeks.

Good luck and don’t stress over the little things before you’ve started, there will be plenty of that happening once you start 😉 I’m sure everything will be just fine once you get back into the swing of things it will just take a few weeks and then you will be a pro at multi-tasking!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

You can do it 🙂 Enjoy the downtime and spend quality time with your FI and those you’re closest to when you can!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I  work full time,  go to class, clean my house and cook dinners,  do homework and still survive!  You might be staying up later to get more things done, but make sure you keep up with your work load at home and school instead of doing it all at once, and I PROMISE it will be manageable!

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