I Survived

I popped in to say I survived my first week back to teaching and my first week back in grad school. I have so much reading I have to do. I was reading one block of articles at 5am this morning and I realized it was Friday and I hadn’t written a blog post! Thanks to everyone for your encouragement whenever I talk about going back to school, it means a lot. I don’t know what blogging or knitting production will look like this year and I’m hoping to still do a video here and there but I’ll definitely keep this space open for sharing. But right now…I’ve got some homework to do!

27 Replies to “I Survived”

  1. Congratulations on the first week!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸฝYou deserve a skein of ๐Ÿ‘ good luck on the readings๐Ÿ“š

    1. I am so happy for you. You can do it. I will always be happy whenever you can post or do a video.

  2. Good morning ๐ŸŒž

    All of your new knowledge is a gift for your current and future students.

    God will continue to perfect the gift that is you.

    Keep going you are such a beautiful ray of light.

  3. Congratulations! I feel your pain – this is my first week back to teaching, and I am BEAT. I can’t imagine having grad school on top of that!

  4. I started law school at 42. Whenever I questioned the wisdom of that, thinking I was too old for this I just told myself, “You’ll be old whether you do this or not.” Good luck! You’ll rock this.

  5. When I worked full-time in Student Support Services at our college and did an online grad program, my hubby cooked and did the laundry. On the rare days I took time to go shopping for clothes, he would watch me try on something and then read the care instructions to see if he could work it into his routine. Turns out he liked doing laundry!

    I wish you the very best, Danaโ€”youโ€™ll find your stride, and you already know youโ€™ll be super busy!

  6. Just remember, both knitting and grad school reading can be done on public transportation. When I was working full time in grad school I sometimes went to a fancy public library with guards so I would do my homework rather than nap or knit when I was home.You can do it!

    You’re not going to crumble you’re not going to lay down and die. Oh no, not you – paraphrasing “I Will Survive” lyrics here.

  7. Good for you! Donโ€™t worry about us. We will be happy to hear about your progress whenever you have time! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  8. double whammy! Be good to yourself this year. Don’t let yourself get run down.

  9. I started my MBA at 52 – 22 years after finishing my PhD and while working full-time. It can be exhausting but it keeps the brain cells active and that can’t be bad. Have fun!

    1. I am IMPRESSED! And Iโ€™m encouraged to know Iโ€™m not alone โ˜บ๏ธ

  10. It’s all good – knit a couple of rows when you can so you don’t lose your sanity. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. Dana, You go girl. Having lived through working full time and getting a grad degree, I know you can do it and stay sane. And while I love reading your posts, and your sweaters inspire me every time — I say write blog posts only when you have energy and time. Breathe and save your down time for yourself, your hubby and Jellybean.
    Hang in there!

  12. We’re all so grateful for your excellent knit tips! I’m amazed at all you do! Even if you just post a few photos of your WIPs and that adorable doggie, we’ll be satisfied!

  13. The first steps are the hardest. Your knitting community supports you!

  14. Jellybean has her game face on too!!!! So excited for your journey!

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