September 29, 2009 6 Comments
As September is drawing to a close I’m really starting to feel VERY worn out. My work has started to pick up now (it was moving at a snail’s pace at the beginning of the month, and now I barely have time for lunch and SUDDENLY it is time to go let the dog out). I love being busy, it is MUCH better than sitting around all day twittling my thumbs. However, last time I didn’t get home until 11:15pm (I got into work at around 9am, and went home at 6 for an hour to let my dog out and eat some dinner).
I’m stressed out about my class. They did horrible on the first exam and now I’m not sure what to do in order to teach them better. How do you teach people something when they don’t want to learn? It is quite the conundrum. The adjunct teaching occupies my evenings on Wednesday night (prepping for the class) and Thursday night (teaching the class). And side thoughts the rest of the week on what I need to do and what case studies I should give them.
I’ve also been doing a lot of tutoring. Sunday I usually have 1-2 sessions in the evenings (at 4:30pm and 6pm), last night I had a session from 8:30-11pm (why I was at work this late). And then tonight I’m meeting with another girl at 6:30pm. Good things are coming out of this financially – I’ve earn $391 of my $200 for the Earn More September Challenge – and $215 of this has come from face-to-face tutoring (which I most likely wouldn’t have without this challenge).
I feel like life is now completely non-stop and there isn’t any time to relax and just “chill” – and to make matters worse on Friday I go to Mr. Cousin‘s house and on Saturday he comes to mine. And since this is the beginning of the relationship there is this unspoken pressure to “DO SOMETHING” – okay – it isn’t that unspoken, since he asks me “What do you want to do Friday night?” – And the little voice inside my head says “I’d like to curl up on the couch, pop in a movie, and zone out for the next three hours, please” – but for some reason that doesn’t seem to work when you’re in the beginning of a relationship and you’re supposed to be “fun” and “carefree” and “doing stuff!” all the time. I told him how Fridays I’m really quite a bore and it is hard for me to find energy to go out and be fun, since all I want to do is recover from the week (can you tell I’m an introvert and not an extrovert?) and he probed this a little further – “Well, what about going shopping or going to the movies” — ugh… just want to relax in a blanket and forget the word exists – sorry, that includes you, but you’re welcome to join as long as you keep quiet and provide me with brownies and ice cream (which he did, good boy!)
Anyway, I’m not sure if I’m the only one who feels this way, but I’m got myself booked up pretty tight with tutoring and teaching and working – it will be very nice to spend a week in Chicago where the only thing I need to worry about in the evenings is to set the alarm to wake up the next morning. That will be a VERY nice change of pace. =D