Sunday, March 29, 2009

Shifting

The meeting with my premed advisor went well. Now I have a definitive plan of how best to use the next year while I am still limited to evening classes, before I transfer out to university for a full daytime schedule of classes while KayTar is in Kindergarten.

This summer I'll be in classes for both sessions, Algebra followed by Pre-Calculus. (I don't love math and have put these courses off for QUITE a while). The first session is from June 8 to July 9, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday classes from 6:30-9:30pm. I'll also be volunteering at the hospital one evening starting at the end of May, which will mean I'm out of the house on Wednesday nights, too. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday nights are full. The second session is July 13-August 13 and will stick to the same schedule. Josh will get home, Monday through Thursday and I'll be on my way out the door.

In the fall, I'll be taking Comp II, Biology I, and (inorganic) Chemistry I along the respective labs, which puts me out of the house four evenings a week, plus volunteering at the hospital one additional night, probably Friday as the others are already taken. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday nights are full. The spring will follow the same schedule, just a switchover to Bio II and Chem II. Life is going to get quite a bit busier around here before we know it. I'll have the kids during the day, Josh will have them at night, and the only time we will all be together will be the weekends, a portion of which will be devoted to studying.

I've been a bit bored today, even though it is Special Sunday (a recent family event we've created in which each child alternately gets to choose a family activity for Sunday). KayTar's big plan for the day was running to Target to spend a gift card from her birthday, which was over in about 30 minutes. The rest of the day has been spent watching TV, reading my textbook, playing outside with the kids, laundering clothes, running to the grocery store, along with another half dozen other time fillers...and still, I spent the most of the day lamenting a low level boredom, longing for something that MUST be done, something to fill up all of that formless time. Today, even as I twiddled my thumbs and hoped in vain for something tangible to do, I recognized that in a just over two months I will surely be longing for these empty sort of days, because there simply won't be any to be found.

22 comments:

Becca said...

I am so excited for you! What an exciting challenge you have ahead. I know you will meet it with grace and determination, as you have all the other challenges you have already faced. :)

flutter said...

doctor kyla? I love it.

motherbumper said...

Premed - awesome. As for Pre-Calc, based on my experience taking it in the intensive summer format is so much better than over the semester. The modular format allows for total dedication to the topic (to an extent) which makes for better grades IMO.

Soak up the boredom while you can.

InTheFastLane said...

You will do great! And, even though I hate being busy all the time, it is like I can't stop and when I don't have things to do, I make up things.

AJsMom said...

Wow, that schedule sounds exhausting. I hope it works out exactly as you want it to...you guys deserve it.

~aj~ said...

If anyone can do it, it is you, my dear. I also want to add how wonderful I think it is that Josh is so supportive of this decision, even though it's going to make life more difficult for him for a while. I don't think a lot of husbands would be willing to step up to the plate like that.

You are going to do great!!!

Kristin said...

Wow, that is crazy!!! I'm so proud of you, Kyla. I certainly could not do that at this point in my life, heck I dropped pre-med even before I had a husband and family! :)

I agree with what motherbumper said about Calc being easier in the summer format...it was that way for me too. And I agree with AJ about Josh being so supportive. You've got a good one there.

tierd said...

So exciting, Kyla! You can do it - and do soak up the boredom while you can!!!

sheree said...

eeek! It's going to be a tough schedule but it will all come together and your family WILL make it work.

I admire your determination. You are doing an amazing thing!

Jaden Paige said...

Wow... you are so motivated! I can't imagine trying to juggle all those different responsibilities at once! Good luck, I hope everything goes as planned for you :)

Mad said...

It will be crazy hard getting through the summer but you can do it. Yes, you can.

painted maypole said...

ah... i know this pass-off parenting, no down time thing. It can be rough. but last week when I had several evenings off it was so hard to motivate myself to DO something. I think, perhaps, that I perform better under structure than I thought I did

Hetha said...

If anyone is up for the task it's you. I would fold under a schedule so rigorous, but then I'm middle aged now so I have a different perspective. I'm so happy for you though and I think you'll navigate beautifully because that's just what you do.

slouching mom said...

I'm so thrilled for you. And you will rock this as you do everything.

Mimi said...

ahhh ... this is exciting and scary all at once. i'm so jazzed and nervous for you, concurrently!

go, kyla!

Woman in a Window said...

Holy crap! Do you see me shaking my head in disbelief. Not in like, Oh, I didn't believe it, but rather, How in the hell does she do it?

Yes, enjoy your boredom.

Amy Y said...

So excited for you! Embrace this boredom ~ it's definitely fleeting, as you very well know. :)

Don Mills Diva said...

Wow.

You are my hero Kyla - seriously, you are.

No Mother Earth said...

How do you find the time? I can't seem to read a whole novel. If anyone can do it, though, you can.

jo(e) said...

That sounds like a great plan.

Aliki2006 said...

What an exciting time for you--all of you--even though there's so much hard work ahead. But I know you'll come through...

Magpie said...

If anyone can do it, it's you.