Post # 1
Okay sure, this isn’t really about weddings at all, but just as important to me.
As I’ve mentioned before we postponed our wedding from October 6th, to April 13th. I was originally going to start college in the spring, AFTER THE WEDDING, but instead I thought I would move it up to fall quarter….Man was I in for a shock when I went into my admissions meeting….I expected to start in September, (which was still pretty soon!) but they switched from quarters to semesters and now the first day of classes are August 27th.
Now, I am 24 years old, never have been to a day of college classes in my life, haven’t been in a classroom since 2007, and all of a sudden I am thrusting myself into college?!? While planning a wedding for April?!? I really am crazy! lol I’m working close to 35-40 hours a week usually, and I’m now going to be a full time student. It shouldn’t be that hard, but I don’t know when I will find the time for everything! I am horrible at managing my time. I get flustered, nerves get tossed about, I am kinda bitchy lol! I work extremely fast under pressure and I’m awesome at it, but I’m not great to be around, poor FI!
I’m nervous about trying to do all of this at once, maybe I am taking on too much right now? But I’m kind of the type of person that needs to jump into things or I wont ever get them done. I’ve put off going to school for a long time, mostly because I wanted to wait until I was an independent student, which according to FAFSA is 24 for some dumb reason. But also because I am kinda lazy about stuff I know I need to do to better myself! Silly right? I’ll be 30 by the time I go through all the schooling I’m wanting to do. That’s not that old, but if I would have gone at 18, I’d be done now lol. The average age of students at the school I’m attending is 28, so I really don’t feel that bad. They do have courses directed towards adult students to help them get back into the swing of school work and such.
I guess I could sit here and make a million more excuses for why I’m not ready to start college, or I could just suck it up and go! We weren’t really planning a honeymoon, so it’s not like it will get in the way of that at least!
Any ladies getting married while still in school? Are you feeling over worked?
Post # 3
Wow, best of luck to you as you start college!
It is a really big adjustment, and you are going to have a lot on your plate. Are you planning to continue working that many hours and go to school full time, while planning a wedding?
I don’t want to discourage you – quite the opposite. I do, however, want to recommend that you not set yourself up for unnecessary stress and burnout. Think carefully about how much you can realistically handle, and make sure to leave enough time for your studies.
Post # 4
I got married right after I graduated. I graduated this past January and the wedding was February 14. I was working full-time as an assistant teacher coupled with my student teaching. So I was taking 18 credits (or maybe it was 15 my last semester, but I always took 18-19 every semester before then and so I can’t remember) and working full-time, plus the wedding planning. It is stressful, but you have to learn to manage your time.
You have to be very organized with the wedding planning and figure out when certain appointments and tasks need to get done and then plan those at times that may not always be the most convenient. For instance, the majority of my wedding planning appointments, etc. were done at night after work, which did elongate my day and was stressful, but I did what I had to do to get it all done. A lot of times my schoolwork did take the hit because I would go to work from 7:45 – 3:45 and then go home to do wedding planning and somewhere in there I was also supposed to be going to class after work on some nights (I took mostly night classes in my last semester to accommodate my work schedule) and do weekly homework and essays. I left a lot of my homework to Sundays and spent Sunday doing most assignments.
If it works better for you to leave wedding planning to the weekend and spend every evening doing homework then that would also be a good balance. (I find it easier to write papers on Sundays so that’s why I did that.)
You just have to find a good balance and make sure that your schoolwork isn’t taking a hit. My work took a little bit of a hit, but you know, it’s so easy to procrastinate schoolwork. Since this is your first semester and you are just going to be hitting your stride, I think even more so you need to spend a lot of time focusing on doing well and schedule the wedding planning around school (not the other way around). I also think you should get a good support team in place and people who can help you make decisions and get things done. For me, it was my mom. If you start now at a good even pace you can avoid some of the last minute rush (though not all of it because that’s the nature of the beast).
Also, it’s possible that you can look at school as a little bit of a break from the hectic craze around you. Like, I would work all day long and deal with stressful situations, texts about wedding planning, scheduling appointments…but then I would get to class and it all had to stop while I listened to the teacher and engaged in activities and class discussisons. And sometimes it did feel like a nice break from dealing with everything else in my life.
It can be done you just have to be diligent about the way in which you execute it all. Good luck and happy planning 🙂 The bees are always here for you when you need.
Post # 5
You can do it, no problem!!
I am getting married only a month into my senior year of college, right after starting student teaching. We are also in the process of house searching. I have been called insane, crazy, etc. by pretty much every classmate and professor I have told. And they are probably right. Lol
But I don’t care! I’ll live 🙂 ..hopefully.
Post # 6
I am starting my masters degree and planning my wedding and working about 30 hours a week. It isn’t easy but it is doable!