Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Work, School, Mom = Hectic Life

I'm a full time working Mom/Student.
Mackenna now... she will be 2 next month (Yikes)

I work on average of 50-60 hours a week at work, pulling in about 20 hours a paycheck in
overtime. Sometimes I get stressed because some weeks I hardly get to see my daughter Mackenna.
Not only do I work full time I go to School full time 30+ miles away from where we live.

We live in beautiful Lake Tahoe. Where it can snow 3 feet of snow in 
a matter of hours. I love living here, but when you have a busy schedule such as 
mine, the snow can get in the way.

My commute from home can turn from a 30 minute drive to 2 hours if we are having a 
really good intense storm.

Oh, back to the point...

sorry, I can get off topic pretty easy. So, I have a insane schedule, from juggling: school,
work, Mackenna, home life, my relationship with Ian.
It's gets very tiring and stressful.

However, most people think that I'm crazy and wonder how I do all of this:

Ok, here is my secret RED BULL!
I do have a problem and addiction to red bull, but this is hardly how I 
get through all of my daily tasks. I get through it because I have a lot of support. I try and 
balance out my work/overtime onto the weekends working from home when Mackenna is napping. I study
after Mackenna is in bed and I've cooked dinner. 

I may....
* Fall asleep with my books on my face
* Nap and Sleep fully clothed. 
* Hit my snooze button more than 3 times
* I may not wear makeup every morning
* lack in my social life
* sleep in my car at work for my hour lunch

I was in the middle of my undergrad degree in monocular biology and 20 years old when I 
found out I was pregnant with Mackenna Jane. I took 6 months off of school after she was born
and went back to school when she was 6 months old. It was the toughest semester of my life... 
but, that story of the toughest semester is for another day..


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  2. Good for you doing it all!!! I'm also in school full time, and I was working about 50 hours a week until April. Now I'm on disability even though I'm only 20 weeks pregnant, because of complications. Anyway, caffeine was always my secret too!!! :) Don't worry about not seeing your baby girl enough, it only makes the time you DO have with her more precious. and you are doing it all for her, once you get through with school you won't have to work so much!

    Your daughter is too cute btw! :)

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