Mommy Growing up: The lazy student in me

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The lazy student in me

After a year of rest from my studies, I'm geared to go back this coming semester. My kids are already settled. Their classes will start by next week, 3rd grade and kindergarten for my 9 and 5 year old daughters, respectively. On the other hand, the new semester for my graduate studies (PhD 2nd year, Veterinary Medicine) will start by next month. But still here I am, unable to work. :-(

I need to go to my office/laboratory or to the library to gather literatures for my experiments. I badly needed to finalize my research designs. My husband's schedule to work in his lab is in daytime so I couldn't do it in daytime.  I can't fully work at home either since home means the absence of online journal subscriptions, which are only available in the university. This means I need to work in the campus. Since I can't leave my kids at home (no way) or bring them to the library, my schedule hence allows me to work only at night time, (best) right after early dinner when my husband arrives home until early dawn. A good friend of mine is willing to keep me company at night time in her cozy study office. However, I just can't work at night time either. For two weeks now I've been lagging behind from my program. Why? I just can't bear to leave my kids at home (with their dad), knowing that they can't sleep without me by their sides (*sly grin*). All right guilty. I know this is just an excuse (yet true, wink*). The truth is, I am enjoying home, being lazy, with my kids ~ this is life. But how can anyone blame me? I'm still enjoying the vacation. Come on it's still summer vacation, gimme a break, lol. Being a WAHM (part-time researcher for my professor) for a year, believe me it's not that easy to get back out there. I know, I need to toughen up. I just need more determination, more discipline and a good time management. But I never thought it could be this hard. Oh I need my mom, I am so weak, so lazy...
but I will try my best to overcome this before the vacation ends! I promise!

7 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog, following back and i look forward being part of your blog. I know how stressful it is with little kids coupled with university stress. Hopefully i should be starting my studies in the university next year and after reading your post it gave me more strength that i can really go through this with 3 kids. Hope you have a great week.

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  2. I say enjoy the rest of your summer vacation and your kids...school will start soon enough and then the will to study will kick in! (I'm not being very motivational!) LOL


    Thanks for joining our vB Christian Mom’s Blog Hop! I look forward to reading about your experiences a Christian Mom!
    Happy Wednesday,
    Becky Jane
    http://RiseAboveYourLimits.blogspot.com/

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  3. I would love to hear more about your adventures as a vet! Seems like a fun but challenging profession (I speak as an RN). It's hard enough with patients that can tell you what's wrong! New follower.
    Sarah @ made in usa challenge

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  4. @May: Thanks a lot for your message. Life with kids and studies can be overwhelming, but then again it's about good time management. It's better to explore which time of the day is best for our brains to function and I discovered I functions best at night till dawn. Yes you can do it May! Good luck for your plans!

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  5. @Becky Jane: Thanks for your soothing words. My brain is willing to function but my body just doesn't want to or the other way around lol. You're right. I'm enjoying my time with my kids and think about studying later lol.

    In regards to my spiritual life, I'm afraid I'm still immature but I'm on the process of slowly growing up. Thank you for your encouragement!

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  6. @Sarah: Oh yes, thank you for the sympathy :) Being a vet is really challenging - dealing with different groups of animals with different physiology. We often diagnose a disease based on a patient's history (provided by the owner/care taker), clinical signs (as opposed to humans who can talk) and then results from laboratory exams. Saving the lives of these animals is equally rewarding. Thank you for following!

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  7. Wow! PHD! 2nd year! I am struggling to get through community college to my four year school! LOL Awesome!

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