I made it!

I made it!

After missing three days of school last week and finding myself in a position of having a massive amount of catch-up and an exhausted body… I made it through the week… in one piece.

It’s a new semester and I’m once again at a loss with assignments and the tools I need to learn to get the work done. But… if there’s anything I’ve learned from last semester it’s this… I can do it!

No longer does my heart pound when an assignment is laid out in front of me. I don’t panic and think there’s “no way” I’ll be able to figure it out. Fact is, I’ve figured everything else out to this point and rather than freak… I just need to take a deep breath and get to work.

Usually… I’m pretty pleased with the results.

This week, a logo design I’d created as an assignment for a new Wellness Center at the college, was chosen as the logo the Center will actually use and quite frankly… I’m a wee bit proud! For me… it’s the ultimate “I was here” statement… to be left, written on the wall of NSCC Waterfront Campus, long after I’m gone.

The design is simple… in order to be a healthy individual, you need to find the right balance between your physical, mental, and spiritual health… juggling that with education, work, family… and everything else in between.

That’s the hardest thing I’ve found about returning to school… finding the right balance. Juggling my life with three kids, a house, dog, hockey, riding and nightly suppers in the middle of homework assignments, classes and being a student.

Throw in a few sick days last week and the whole thing is thrown off kilter but in the end… I made it!

And I’m really rather proud.

6 Replies to “I made it!”

  1. Congratulations and good for you! You have a very large group of followers that wish you nothing but happiness and success and I feel privileged to be a prt of your cheering section!

  2. I can relate, having returned to school as a "mature student" (haha, label makes me laugh) myself last year. I envy my classmates who don't have kids and can cram assignments in at the last minute without having the distractions of driving kids to soccer practice. But then I feel so lucky to have the kids in my life, and to be able to juggle things and demonstrate to them the joy in learning and commitment to knowledge. It's so satisfying, isn't it?

  3. @tracey… what a lovely thing to say. Warms my heart!! Glad to have you part of my cheering section!

    @Alison… yeah, that whole mature thing!!! With as much misery that comes with the challenge, it is amazingly satisfying to be showing my children how important this commitment is! Good luck with your studies!

  4. Yay you!! 🙂 Proud of you! If you ever feel the need to design a hot air balloon logo, let me know. 🙂

  5. @coffee with julie… thank you SO much!

    @katherine… that would be SO MUCH FUN to design. I'd be more than happy to do that one!!!!