I am a full time student, but I also work about 30 hours a week and sometimes it gets a little overwhelming, because I don’t have very many days with leisure time. I have school Monday- Friday and I work Thursday- Sunday, so I basically always have something going on. Honestly, I haven’t had a day when I didn’t work or go to school since Monday, September 7, which was a Labor Day.
I am the second oldest of ten kids so even when I am at home, I do not have time to relax. There is always something to do, whether it be giving one of my younger siblings a ride somewhere or picking someone up or running errands. Most of the times I have to hide somewhere like Starbucks or the library to get my homework done. I don’t mind that kind of a life style; I like to stay busy, but I am pretty sure that this is the longest I have ever been with out a day off. I think it might be getting to me because I am constantly tired.
I try to get a full night of sleep, but trying to have a social life with a busy schedule sometimes prevents me doing so. I haven’t told very many people this, but the other day on my way to work, I blew a red light because I fell asleep. I didn’t get in an accident, but I came really close. It was a horrible experience, and I know I should slow down and take some time to relax and get some sleep and maybe even work less. However, I can’t do that until mid-December (end of semester). I need money to pay for school, gas, and my cell phone, and tons of other things. My instinct to go take a nap is not helping.
Sorry for complaining so much on this post. I just needed to get that out of my system. If you know any tips to stay on track at school, homework and studying, and working 30 hours a week, and keeping up with having at least a little bit of a social life, let me know.