Post # 1
so as i’ve lamented in many posts, i am starting law school in less than a month!
and i’m starting to panic… that there won’t be time and that i won’t have energy to keep up with everything.
i’ll still be working my 40+ hour work week, then going to 3-3 hour classes afterwards… on top of that we’ll be getting married the 3rd week of my second semester.
WTF was i thinking?!
i know i can do it, and i know it’s just the anticipation of the schedule change that is building up… but just wanted to know if there were other bees that were taking on wedding planning while working fulltime and going to school rigorously.
PLEASE share, any encouraging stories would really help kill my anxiety!
Post # 3
I know how crazy everything seems right now, but just take it 1 step at a time.
Right now I’m planning my wedding (its next month!), working full time, buying a house, dealing with crazy roommates, moving/packing… but you know what, its not as hard as it sounds. Yes, its stressful but this website helps SOOO much so you already are 1 step ahead :).
My advice is to allow stress relief time, whether that’s art or jogging, or some type of sport or just haning out with friends. Do this once a week, regardless of how much you have to do.
Good for you doing all this! I’m sure your FI will help & also you hopefully have friends/family to support you thru this crazy time!
Stressing over it now will just make things seem worse. Don’t think of everything at once! Maybe make a wedding checklist of things you need to do each month, while you have more free time, then you’ll have things set up for that & know what you have to get done.
Post # 4
I’m with you. I’m doing it right now.
I work full time (complete with an hour commute each way), go to grad school at night (two classes a week) and am getting married in about 2 months.
It’s VERY stressful, but can be done.
Post # 5
Props to you for doing all that! I’m in a similar situation, although your class-load sounds heavier (I’m an evening MBA). It might take some getting used to, but you can totally do it. You’ll start getting into a routine that works. You’re kind of forced to manage your time better. I’ve found that school actually helps balances out my work a little bit. If you keep your expectations realistic (i.e. you might not get an A+ in all your classes), that helps. And if you find yourself getting burned out, just take a deep breath and work on wedding stuff. Make sure you set aside some downtime for you and your FI too. Good luck!
Post # 6
I’m not in school, but I work 70+ hours a week in finance. To minimize stress, I try not to be too picky with the details or get caught up with finding the “perfect” flowers, invites, accessories, etc. I think a lot of brides care about creating the perfect vision, theme, etc and then executing every detail. This is well and good if you have time for it, but not very feasible with a crazy schedule. So I try to think like a guest and not stress over anything guests wouldn’t care about.
Post # 7
thanks for the support and encouragement bees!
i knew the hive would have my back!
luckily, we are five months out and have gotten most of our list done outside of the limo, tuxes, and honeymoon (all of which are FI’s duties)… but he’s also in an mba program.
i guess i’m just anxious about the lil details that i’ll miss or forget about in the hustle/bustle of life! @girlwitharing – i guess the lil details won’t even matter in the bigger scheme of things!
@hotchild – you are making it def seem possible with the timing of your wedding being so close!
@kita – i’m def going to try to keep my expectations realistic, i just want to know that i’ll be keeping up in all 3 aspects: school, work, wedding… with the latter being the highlight of course!