Are You Crazy?

Hi there Folks, it’s been over 18 months since my last post, and I’m trying to get back into it. Regularly. We’ll see how it goes. The reason for the title of this post is that it is what my husband said to me when I told him I was going to visit my sister in Alaska with our 5 and 3 year old kids. That was before I told him that I would be working from there while on “vacation” and that my classes started back the second week I would be there. Well here it is, the second week in Alaska. Ironically, the part that I thought would be the hardest, the 14 hour flight from Virginia, was in a way, the easiest.

The good news is that all these classes have made me realize I need to get back into regularly writing for myself, and well, I might as well let you read it to. Practice makes perfect, so I figure that if I ramble enough, eventually I’ll be…well…perfect.

Some other good news is that when I left you last, I was freaking out about Christmas vacation and spending two weeks with my kids. I think I’ve overcome that fear considering that I got on a plane with them, traveled to Alaska for two weeks with them, then flying to Denver to visit the grandparents for five days, then home. 19 whole days with my kids! Well I admit I do have a prescription for Clonazepam :).

I said to a friend of mine as I am on this trip, “could I just once go on a vacation that is not a learning experience?” Note to self: “vacationing” while working and attending video streaming and online classes with only a netbook, and wireless mouse/keyboard, not the most efficient use of time. Also, my sister doesn’t have a printer, which means any time I want to print class notes, I have to go to the library, which by the way, charges .10 a copy and only lets you use the internet for 15 minutes at a time! Another note to self: don’t visit Alaska right as their temperatures start to drop for the onset of their fall/winter! Especially when you have seasonal affective disorder (sad). Yes, folks, it’s real. Although, seeing my sisters and my niece has been wonderful. And, I’ve learned some discipline strategies that will most likely make future vacations more successful.

Anyway, I digress. I am going to chronicle my journey as a full time student, full time mom, and full time working professional. Sometimes all that makes me a part time wife, but I strive for full time. In the next few hours/days/weeks, I will be posting my assignments. Sometimes I’ll share my completed assignments, sometimes I’ll share what is making me tear my hair out , I mean working on. Stay tuned for my “Introduction” in one of my interdisciplinary studies classes. What is that even anyway? More on that later.