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Playtime is Officially Over


Here we go again.

Another semester of school started this morning and for this first time in three years, I wasn’t terribly excited about going back. Despite the fact that all of the “hard” classes are behind me; I managed to pass the multitude of required math and science classes that just about sent me over the edge. Plus, I only have three semesters to go until I have my Bachelors degree. This should be easy peasy.

Yet, I am a stressed out chick today.

This is the first semester that I am attempting to complete 15 hours and still maintain a 4.0 GPA. My thought process on this when I registered for classes was that I am unemployed right now. This is  the first time that I will only be going to school without the added stress of a 40 hour work week.

So. I can do this.

My five classes are: Grant Writing (this is the class causing me the most anxiety), Writing for Work (should be easy since I finished Intro to Tech Writing last semester with an A), Employment Law (another class that shouldn’t kill me since I worked in Human Resources for a number of years), Organizational Management (on the fence with this one) and Constitutional Law: Civil Liberties (tiny bit worried about this one as it is my first real law class outside of American Government).

Really. I can do this.

The Grant Writing course is the class that has my sanity in question. I discovered today that is a Senior and Grad level course and so far, I appear to be the only one with no grant writing experience. Also, we have to work with a non-profit, then write and submit an actual grant. I already feel sorry for the non-profit that works with me and the money they are going to lose out on.

No, seriously. I can do this.

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Comments on: "Playtime is Officially Over" (17)

  1. Seriously, you *can* do this. As someone famous once said: You’ll get by with a little help from your friends.

  2. I’m in “finals” week for my BUS475 class… I feel your pain.

    You can do this!

    haha… And I liked the positive thinking there in the last paragraph…

    You can do it! 🙂

  3. Hey, you can actually do this. When you are done, I am sure you would look back and feel nostalgic of all this time.

    Good Luck!

  4. I’m sure the nonprofit will be thrilled to have some help! I work for a grant writing company and we have a blog with some grant writing tips – maybe you’ll find it useful? http://www.thegranthelpers.com/blog/ Good luck!

  5. You can do this girl. I have faith in you!
    ~ shell

  6. You can so do this!! Your writing has improved over time, and since Grant Writing is very technical, you can easily transfer your knowledge and your abilities. If I ran a nonprofit, I’d be happy to have you write ours. Keep up the good work, girl!!

  7. Sounds like you have a good attitude and head on your shoulders right now. I am sure you will do fine =)

  8. You CAN do it!!! plus all this blogging is going to make grant writing easy. I’ve written a couple, don’t let them scare you, from what I’ve read by you, you’ll do just fine =)

  9. cleveland05 said:

    I know how hard it can be to have overload, or worry about having overload, but you will be able to accomplish this. You’ll not only be able to manage all of these classes and being a mom, you’ll be able to get those A’s to maintain that 4.0. When I went back to get my masters degree I was going through some of the most difficult things I’ve had to endure in my life thus far, and juggle a full time teaching job with all of the extracurricular and leadership responsibilities that came with it. But I did it, and you will too. You can do this and you’ll do an amazing job. Before you know it, the semester will be over, that non-profit will get some awesome money from the grant you write, and you’ll laugh about the time when you didn’t think you could do it. 🙂

    • I appreciate your words of support and really, after reading what you went through, I want to shut up now. 🙂 It’s my nature to be “glass half empty” and I struggle to be optimistic. Thank you again for reminding me that I can do this!

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