With that said, my days are busy. Remember last semester when self-care felt compromised and I started many lines with “I feel tired.” Well, this semester, I feel even busier because every moment is filled up; including scheduled prep time to take care of myself. Today is a perfect example of me as a Type A personality…
8:40 am Get up get dressed and grab my prepped school bag, computer bag, breakfast bag, lunch bag and workout bag.
9:01 am Arrive at my internship (I said I was type A, not a morning person).
9-11 am Work at my internship, returning calls, entering data into the webpage…Turn down yet another call to make after hours.
11am Drive over to turn in a Learning Agreement 30 minutes away, while making various calls to important people for my internship.
11:30 am Get a speeding ticket. I get off the phone to talk to the officer. But the second I drive away I call important person back
Noon I am on campus, making calls as I walk to class…While I am calling one person, I get various calls coming in…
Noon:40 pm In class, I turn off my phone. I am actually relieved I get to learn now!!
3:30 pm listening to various messages.
3:45 pm I actually talk to a friend…I am starved for non-work conversation today...I try not to sound anerexic for silly conversations about nothing important...
4:00 pm Working out at the gym with my phone on my person because I can’t miss a call. I hate this, it violates all I stand for and do to take care of myself, but again I can’t miss the call.
5:30 pm Make more phone calls as I drive home to pick up my books for an evening of studying.
6pm until now Go to Study Group. Read, write notes, reply to emails…
Now…Go home and prep for tomorrow. Damn, and tonight is take out the garbage night too!
Everything is a task people. Sure I do what I can to take care of myself. I schedule things fun…but its all a schedule that I orchestrate. This is a time and place. The time is limited and the place is Grad school. And this summer, I will be back to Type B I am sure…maybe even C.
But it sucks anyway. In the non-complaining kind of way. Excuse me, I have to take this call.