I have a five page paper due Monday on integrated marketing strategies and a 1000 word essay on writing well due Wednesday. I’ve been instructed to always use the oxford comma. I’ve been reminded that there are in fact stupid questions. And that I’m capable of staying awake through a 2 1/2 hour class on Wednesday night after two work dinners, two work lunches, one work breakfast and two committee meetings the days prior. I probably like a total jackass in a $300 Banana Republic suit and equally expensive boots with a backpack (thanks Mona!) slung over my shoulder. But I’m owning it.
Grad school has been an adjustment. I returned from Minnesota in late August, moved out of the terrible house into a new house with two more strangers, got into an epic, knockdown, drag out fight with a friend that hasn’t been resolved, started graduate school, withdrew from the American University Saturday training course (something had to give), 100% abused my month-long Amazon Prime trial and have limited my stress-eating to a brownie and a bag of chips and two suckers. At least today.
I’m not feeling very light on my feet these days or like I’m having any fun. But these things take time, so I’m told. Adjusting to a life I left behind long ago when I graduated college at 20 and swore I’d never ever return to. We’re in the middle of a reorg at work. I miss my mother.
So while I’m adjusting – I’m making fantastic breakfast tacos. I’m forgoing a couple extra hours of sleep on a school night for a couple beers after a long day with my favorite pal. I’m also staying in a lot. I’m reading good faction books that have nothing to do with school or work or responsibility before bed. I’m online shopping. And most importantly, I’m being easy on myself. Sorry if I haven’t called you back.