Oh wow, this sounds like my junior/senior years of college – I did the crying to DH thing when I saw him for 10 min 2x a week a LOT! I’d spend the whole time telling him everything I needed to do! Junior year I was a VP for a very active club, in an activity that required being gone all Saturdays aug-oct plus about 7 days of missed class, took 18 credits for fun classes such as BBMB (biology, biochemistry, molecular biology) animal reproduction, and microbiology, PLUS I co-chaired a HUGE week-long event for the ag college. I still don’t know how I made it through.
Definitely make a list! I kept a running draft in my email inbox (cause I was constantly on email) with everything from tests to study for to groceries to get.
Prioritize! What HAS to be done (study for tests, wedding), what HAS to be done but can maybe wait (laundry, cabinent meeting), and what would you LIKE to get done?(house-warming party)
First – put off that meeting with the cabinent lady for a week – I know you said it needs to get done, but fall just started, you have a little time. Right a check for the wedding gift and save a trip to wherever you were getting a gift from.What is your SO doing this weekend? Can he do the laundry for you?
What kind of work do you do? Could you possibly squeeze in some study-time during slow periods?
Do you use a laptop during class that you could do a little multi-tasking for other classes?
Go to the house-warming party – but either go early and leave early, or go later and stay for a bit. You need to squeeze in some fun things too because like you said – you are missing out on some things and it does suck when you have to do that.
And hey – the best and most-needed part of college was the naps! I too don’t function well on less than 8 hours of sleep. Some people are like tough it up, you can sleep when you’re dead, blah blah – but our bodies are all different and it’s not about being tough – your body needs what it needs and when you are as busy and stressed as you it’s not even about physical exhaustion – it’s the mental and emotional that’s so draining.
We’re always here to talk and help you out! You will make it through this!
Sorry for the book!