3.18.2010

i've got soul, but i'm not a soldier

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i'm all signed up and finalized on classes for next semester!
my 14 credits will be taken as follows:

COMM 250: Intro to Organizational Communication (on-line; 3 cred)
ENG 325: Language Theory - Grammar & Usage (live; 3 cred)
FDREL 333: Teachings of the Living Prophets (on-line; 2 cred)
ENG 355: Children's Literature (on-line; 3 cred)
ENG 331: Brit Lit - Medieval/Renaissance(live; 3 cred)

i'm excited about the on-line classes; i've never taken one before and i'm hoping it goes well. it's ideal for me because now i only have 1 class each morning and i'm out in time to open the store at 11 instead of this semester's poopy 11:45, and i can do work for the on-line classes from the store.

i was feeling sorry for my tired self today in between classes as i was sitting in the hallway of the taylor building desperately trying to make a dent in frankenstein before class tomorrow. i went to bed late, woke up early, and was just struggling with the idea of being in the store all day after i was done with classes. i get in this pattern of thinking, see, where i'm all like, "everyone i know says they're stressed, but nobody understands how stressed i am, since i'm a full-time student AND business owner AND wife." and the pity party goes on and on.

well, today in the hallway, a friend from one of my classes walked up and said hi. we got to chatting and i learned a little more about her life: she's a full-time student, has a part-time job, 4 children all at home, her husband's a bishop, and her mom just had knee surgery and needs her help a lot of the time. that woman is BUSY. she definitely has more on her plate than i do.

i think sometimes it's important to get that SMACK in the face from above. i think it's the lord's way of saying, "enough of the pity party. you're fine."

and i am fine. i'm tired, but i'm fine.
and now i need to get off the internet and keep reading frankenstein.

3 comments:

  1. RIGHT as I was in the middle of typing this comment to you I got an email saying that you left a comment for me. Ha!

    Children's lit is such a great class. I'd go as far as to say it's stress relieving. And Bro Samuelson is one of my favorite professors, cracks me up all the time!

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  2. you are so cute.
    online classes are sweet. I really liked them when I was up there. They don't offer them at BYU with regular tuition you have to pay for "INDEPENDENT STUDY" boooooooo
    I need to come visit this store of yours. love yaaa

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  3. Great schedule (i'm surprised they offer OrgComm classes still, i thought they did away with that emphasis!?! I heard it was AWESOME... you'll have fun!)

    as for the ol' pity party, i don't think one person's party is more "pitiful" than someone else's-- sometimes we just NEED a good cry/scream/mopey day... it's healing!!!

    You're awesome and are doing such a great job at everything... hang in there!

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oh, hey!

i think you're smart, pretty, and entitled to your own opinions.

i'd love it if the feeling was mutual!