I could use some support to stay on track this time
post #21 of 125
1/8/08 at 2:13am
Hi mamas - i hope you're quarter or semester is going well so far (if it has started and if not, I hope you are still enjoying your break!). I have a dilemma that I'd love some feedback on.
I was really hoping for a TAship or readership this quarter and somehow was actually thinking I would get one. So I only signed up for 8 credits (fulltime for graduate studies) which is two classes. I didn't get any employment which means two things: 1) I'm broke and this quarter is going to be FUN! and 2) I'm feeling like a loser because I'm only taking two classes. I'm also going to attend a proseminar but I'm not going to take it for credit. The two classes I am taking are Theory A (sequence) and Statistics B. The statistics course has a lab also. There were other classes that looked interesting, but not interesting enough to do the work.
But, there is a class on grant/proposal writing that looks good and a couple of others I know are taking. It isn't too intensive I don't think and I would probably be a lot closer to having a MA proposal by the end. But...it is on Tuesday, the day of my night class, and I wouldn't see my girls until 8 o'clock that evening. I've had to do days like this before and they aren't fun for any of us. I'm a single mama so there isn't anyone else to pick up the slack.
Add to this the fact that I have kids in multiple extra-curricular activities, I'm active in the community right now, and I am doing some other wriiting. Do you mamas think I should feel at all guilty for not taking another class? Or, seeing as how I am NOT TAing, am I being foolish for not getting as much done as I possibly can?
Unfortunately, my need for DS to nap seems to inversely relate to his propensity to nap.
I want in! I am going back to school after a five-year absence. I start today, part-time.
It just occurred to me a few minutes ago that I might actually need to bring something along to take notes with! I am wholly unprepared for this. I am so out of my realm now.