Post # 1
This is to all the college bees out there that are like me, trying to balance it all. I think college bees have it really hard planning a wedding while working and school. Now Ik it is my own fault and I chose this but I still think talking with others will help use make it through all this stress 🙂 So for all you bees that are trying to do it all, let everyone know how busy you are.
I work 20 hours a week, have 19 credit hours at school (8 classes), I tutor and subsitute teach about once a week, and of course have at least 10hrs of homework a week. That means I work tecnically work at least 62+ hours a week! I honestly leave the house at 7am and dont get back until 6pm sometimes 9pm!
Any other bees trying to do it all? how is it working out? Are you making time for wedding things? How do you destress?
Post # 3
I am not in school anymore, but all the advice I can give you is to be super organized. Work smart. Make a list, and stick to a schedule. When things get crazy busy that is what helps me.
Post # 4
I planned my wedding while getting my master’s degree and working, so I understand. But I promise it can be done! I largely made use of lists and strategic organization to keep myself on track!
Post # 5
@futuremrsny: I’m definitely in the same boat. I have a rigorous workload for my last semester and we’re getting married 12 days after we graduated. I’m pretty much stressed at all times unless I’m sleeping.
Post # 6
I’m a graduate student who’s on the brink of seriously planning. I’m in the collecting information stage right now. I am suuuuuuper busy – I teach, I have an internship, I work in residence life in exchange for rent-free housing, and I still have to do the things that will help me graduate like research and my comprehensive exams.
First of all, I’m extremely organized. I schedule my days out on my Google calendar and for the most part, I stick to the schedule unless something comes up (it always does). I make to-do lists and have about a zillion planners, post-it notes, white board, cork board, reminders every freaking where. I am super forgetful so if I don’t write it down, it’s not in my head. Remember the Milk is a great website for managing to-do lists and synchronizing them across all my gadgets (I love gadgets! They increase my productivity!) This was a trial by fire, because I used to be extremely DISorganized. Graduate school forces you to self-motivate and self-schedule.
The second thing is that I am sort of scheduling my wedding date around my school and vice versa. I’m a fourth year PhD student who’s on schedule to graduate in mid-2013. There are three degree conferral dates in 2013 – February (not gonna happen, and don’t want it to happen), May, and October. Given my progress, I could graduate in May if I want to.
But there are practical reasons not to. Graduating in October (5 months later) gives me more time to write and publish papers that will give me a job. It also means I will have continuous funding until I start my new job, wherever that may be, in the fall of 2013 (my funding conveniently lasts until Sept. 2013). Not only that, but if I try to graduate in May, that means I have to defend my dissertation in February or early March. Trying to prepare for my defense, and then revise my dissertation, AND be in the intense stages of planning – not to mention taking a week off for my honeymoon – at the same time is foolishness!!
BUUUT if I don’t have to graduate until October, then I can get married in April and defend in June or thereabouts. Yessss!
Post # 7
well i work full time i have 15 credit hours i get up at 6 stay out til 10 most nights my thing is tht i just have to not get stressed i take it one day at a time my wedding planning is my fun time ,,, i refuse to get stressed about the happiest day of my life i try to just calm myself down and rly at the end of the day no matter what goes wrong you still are married and VACATION! WOOHOO hahaa