Do It Yourself, Lifestyle

How To Be Everything

or better yet: a significant other, grad student, and full time employee  DIE TRYING!

  1. Forget about sleep – Don’t even worry about it. Between going to work for 8 hours, 3-4 hours each day dedicated to homework, and 1 hour (Monday – Thursday) for socializing with your significant other – sleep becomes overrated. That comfortable cooling mattress becomes obsolete in the 4-5 hours you spend resting your eyes.
  2. A social life is hard to come across and unnecessary – By the time the weekend rolls around you are too tired to even muster up the courage to put a bra on, let alone go out and socialize with people. Your brain is mush from the paper writing, the various meetings at work, and convincing your husband that you need new living room furniture (which he still insists you do not need).
  3. Household chores become just that a chore – Cleaning use to be a wifely duty until they actually started to become a chore. Why worry about cleaning when you literally don’t have the energy to put into it? It’s not like you have a social life and plan on inviting anybody over..
  4. Working out doesn’t exist – Can you run and write a paper? Can you read chapters 8-12 while practicing yoga? Skip it – plus, the hour in traffic on your way home from work takes a valuable chunk out of your workout time. You can’t squeeze it all in and workouts can come after school is finished with.
  5. Food must be fast – You have to realize that on some months your fridge may look like you are a single college student, living in a dorm room, and struggling to make ends meet. In all reality, you will be in your own home, too lazy to even fathom going to the grocery store, and scrounging to find the healthiest food in a 5 mile radius of your home.

The end is near, my last semester of grad school starts on Monday. A part of me is nervous, while another part of me has never been more excited about such an amazing feat. This journey started out with a passion for where I truly believe my career will take me and a little ambition to continuing learning.

Last night, I applied for graduation. If all goes well this semester, I should be graduating with my Master’s in Criminology with a perfect 4.0. In addition to finishing up this final semester, I have already submitted my application to volunteer with an organization I hope to steer my career path within the future.

Here’s to a full semester of pulling my hair out and working on my capstone project – a minimum of 25 pages never sounded better!

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  • Reply Whitney

    You go girl!. The end is in sight!!!!

    January 8, 2014 at 10:20 am
    • Reply Sevi

      It’s so close! I am nervous, but ready!

      January 9, 2014 at 9:33 am
  • Reply Sheila

    I feel your pain. I work, have 2 girls, and go to school semi part-time. I am also trying to lose weight and it is almost impossible. There are never enough hours in the day. At least you are right at the end and have an amazing GPA! Good luck!

    January 8, 2014 at 11:44 am
    • Reply Sevi

      I admire you for making it happen with 2 girls! WAY TO GO! That is setting an example for your daughters to strive for greatness!

      January 8, 2014 at 10:36 pm
  • Reply Amanda

    Look at you go with that 4.0! How amazing! 😀

    January 9, 2014 at 9:28 am
    • Reply Sevi

      I am trying! It sure as shit isn’t easy!

      January 12, 2014 at 10:58 am
  • Reply Ivy LaArtista

    Hi Sevi,

    WOW! It sounds like you have a lot going on! I am part of your SITS tribe and wanted to come learn more about you and greet you. I did learn more and now I feel like I should volunteer to help you vacuum, or proofread a paper or two. LOL. Don’t burn yourself out hun! I’m big on self love and self care. Try to at least get a few quality moments in there. It’s all gonna pay off when you get to graduation!

    January 20, 2014 at 10:22 pm
    • Reply Sevi

      Thank you for the sound advice! I am trying my hardest to keep it all together.

      January 27, 2014 at 7:10 pm

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