Sunday, March 4, 2012

Car thought -- Expectations

From Pinterest
This sums up what I've decided about expectations.  I was driving one night, and I was really down on myself.  Balancing school, work, and a relationship has been tough for me for some reason.

When I was at IU, I felt like Superwoman.  My senior year I was Vice President of my sorority, I worked a full time job, took REALLY HARD classes like Organic Chemistry Lab and Biochemistry, got good grades, and still amanged to have some semblance of a social life (my sisters might argue that last point, but I did manage to get out of my hole every now and then).

My Senior formal

I honestly couldn't tell you now how I did it, except that I know I didn't sleep much.  I was way overweight.  The trade-off for doing it all was less than optimal health.

For some reason I thought it would be easy to make this all fit together again.  I had the expectation that because these were courses at a Community College, and because I would only be a part time student, that everything would be easy-peasy.  Mmmmm, not so much.  It has been a struggle.  A struggle made worse by my expectations.

I'm not willing to sacrifice my health like that anymore.  I like sleep and lookin' good too much to give them up again.  Buh-bye expectations.  I won't miss you, don't worry.


  1. School, work, and a relationship are all very tough to manage alone, so having all 3 is a huge balancing act. I had guilt about leaving my kids for work, then turning around and leaving them to workout, so I didn't take much care of myself for the longest time. I have to confess... I now appreciate it when people say, "Wow, a job, a family, and good health, how do you do it?" You're going to do great! And feel great!

    1. Thank you for your encouragement! I am really impressed by your ability to juggle everything you have on your plate too.


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