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.