Monday, April 11, 2011

No Time...

I feel like I have signed my life away to this MBA program. And not just me, but Joel, too. We are both going to school full-time and working now (thankfully), which means that we see very little of Ethan and even less of each other, not to mention hardly ever catching a glimpse of our friends and family. It's a little bit tougher than I thought it would be, this virtual isolation from our circle of loved ones, and this is only just the beginning of a long, long eighteen-month program. All I keep telling myself is that it'll be worth it in the end, it'll be worth the short-term sacrifice for the end goal... but that seems to be the common refrain of life. When does that fabled end goal arrive, anyway? I think perhaps it's time to start seeing that the process itself needs to be more enjoyable than miserable, or else reaching the legendary end goal becomes too great a burden to bear. We've got to build in some alone time for us as a husband & wife, some family time with our little guy, some get-away-from-it-all time, time with our couple friends and time for a girls/guys' night out, time with our relatives, and-- just as importantly as all the rest-- time to have some peaceful, solitary, all-by-myself solitude to recharge the batteries.

So I'll go ahead and put that plan into action, as soon as I can find some time.

1 comment:

  1. haha....I cracked up at that last line! No time like the present I guess! Just kidding. In the scheme of things....a year-and-a-half really isn't that long in a lifetime. Hang in is in the end...going to better your keep that in mind. Amy and Johnny both have done fulltime on the side and all while they had Preston...maybe you can talk to Amy about that at the shower. You are coming right? Hopefully you can come. The other thing I would do with Chrissie, when she seemed to get stressed about school....was to look at the calendar and see when the next time-off was...instead of thinking 18 months...ok I only have to go until such and such a date and I'll have 3 days off. Something like that. Think short-term. That's what people on diets do...they don't think....I have to do this for the rest of my life....they take it a day at a time....or a week at a time. Most importantly....keep a good positive attitude! Be thankful for what you have and know that there are a lot of people way worse off. That always helped me in my separation and divorce. Remembering to be thankful for what I had....and not thinking...poor me. I say this with love and you know I love you! I don't think your sitting back whining. Just be patient. Life will get better. Love you! Kathy