A break, and To-Do

So as many of you know, I’ve been going all-out for longer than is really good for my sanity.

Today I talked to my parents, and asked them if I could take second summer session off. After much debate, they said I could. The reason I even have to ask them is because they 1. pay for all of my school and 2. all of my living expenses. This situation is dependent on me doing (or not doing) 5 things: being in school full time; working under 20 hours a week; not going into debt; not getting any tattoos until I’m out of school; and not being in “compromising” pictures. So taking time off would actually cost me more money than it would to stay in school. But, we struck a compromise today. “Mom, I’m going to burn out and snap and drop this class anyway if I even attempt it.” “Let me talk to Dad… (4 hours later) …We think you’re doing great, and you wouldn’t ask for a break if you didn’t need one.”

The list of Things to Accomplish while I have this break from school has already grown beyond what I thought it would be. I now have a little over 7 weeks to complete the following:

  • Resume and Letters of Recommendation for Club Management job in Seattle
  • Resume and Letters of Recommendation for Law Firm job in Seattle
  • Saving -undisclosed- amounts of money for the move
    • working more at the Spoon
    • transcribing more
    • getting another job
    • getting a decent wig
  • pursuing my sewing ideas so I’ll have good clothes when I move
  • tag and shoot the cat (I mean tag her with an RFID and rabis shot so she can go outside)
  • study for the LSAT and maybe take it
  • trim down my belongings so I can fit what I want into my car
  • spending time with the people I care about before I go
  • Axis for June, July, August (and beyond!)
  • Chicago in July
  • Montana in August

All things considered, the list isn’t bad at all. I can do that. Except now I’m actually motivated instead of filled with dread.

I keep reminding myself that this is a break, and that I should act accordingly at least to some extent. I love this lifestyle, I just have to keep reminding myself of that.

18 thoughts on “A break, and To-Do

    • I’ll have around 15 credit hours in Fall, and then I’m done. But I’m done with my honors thesis and just have filler classes to finish out my hours.

    • Hey wait you run(jog)?

      If you run really fast, then say no right away – and if you like running solo I totally understand (I used to a lot, and prefer it usually) – but if you want a 2-mile jogging friend, umm, call or something? Gary and I have started jogging together, but he usually poops out around .6 mile. . .he’s a n00b. I’m slow, but I’m good for 6 or seven miles if I get to walk at some point.

      Anyway, I’ll stop talking. . . now.

      • I actually usually go on the treadmill. Trying to do 2 miles in 20 minutes, honestly. Almost there.

        So I appreciate the invite, but I hate working out around people I know, because I know how weird you end up looking when you’re heaving for breath and sweating.

  1. good luck with everything. i think seattle sounds like it will be pretty sweet. also, breinne said we may be going to lunch soon? it will be good to catch up:) take care.

  2. I love this lifestyle, I just have to keep reminding myself of that.

    heh. That sounds familiar. Even though my own lifestyle isn’t anything like yours.

    Have a great break!

  3. Breaks are good. I’m in a position right now where my academic life is starting to yield diminishing returns (and has been for a year or so). In January, I will have finished my Ph.D. exams, however, and I’ll get to take a real break. And none too soon.

  4. Umm that doesn’t sound much like a break to me.
    I always thought a break is when you did nothing of importance for like a week or something.

    Never mind me, I hope you enjoy your break.

  5. yay for a break! you deserve it! i always feel like i need a break from school after one semester of one class a week, so… i know you’re ready. 🙂 any plans to visit here soon? or do i need to practice saving money so i can come see you?

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