I have almost completed my first year of college while simultaneously staying home with three small children. Let me tell you, it’s not easy. I didn’t get much sleep before, now I find myself staying up until 1 or 2 am to finish a paper and then getting up at 6 or 7 (after waking up every hour or two for various reasons) and gearing up for a full day of kids and more homework. I haven’t had much time to do anything else.
I get overwhelmed, angry, emotional, and I often wonder if I’m doing the right thing.
I feel selfish for going back while my kids are so young.
I second guess myself every day.
I wonder if I’m ruining my kids.
All that shit.
Right now I am doing homework on a TV tray while sitting on a camp chair in my livingroom. My livingroom is stacked full of boxes while we wait to find a new place to move. Homework and kids aren’t easy to begin with…..try doing it all in the midst of chaos.
But hey, there is some goodness to this as well!
-I’m learning a ton.
-I’m finally doing what I have been dreaming of doing since I was about 5.
-I’m using my brain. I’m sure moms everywhere will understand that one…
-I’m teaching my kids about the value of education, and I’m modeling hard work.
-I made the President’s Honor Roll.
-In 6 more years I will end up with my dream job.
-I will probably end up with more money than I know what to do with.
-Scratch that last one! Sailboat.
It will all be worth it in the end, right? I think so….that’s why I keep on going. I want to be one of those successful people. I want to achieve my goals. I want to show my kids that anything is possible. I also want to be a good mom. This shit is not easy. My advice would be to finish school before kids….because SERIOUSLY, it would be so. much. easier. If I had a couple hours every day to do my studying – UNINTERRUPTED – I could get an insane amount done. But hey, the saying goes if you want something done, give it to a busy person. So true. It seems like the busier I get in life, the more I get done.
So yeah, college moms rock. We know how to get shit done – and keep everyone alive!
I finished my semester in college with all A’s and managed to get some time in to dye yarn this week. Here’s just a few of the lot! I sold a few of these at a craft fair today but the rest will be up in my shop soon!
20% off everything in my shop to help me go back to college!
I’m going back to school! It’s been a long time coming but I have decided that I need to follow my dreams and pursue my goals.
To help myself accomplish my goal I am having a sale in my shop until midnight on Friday the 13th………20% off everything in my shop!! Get going on that summer shawl with some fingering weight yarn or start on your fall/winter wear or Christmas gifts now with some worsted or bulky weight! It’s all on sale! Enter coupon code: FYD20
Every little bit helps! I will be working my way through college, dyeing yarn to get there! I am so excited to pursue something that has captivated me for my whole life and I can’t wait to get started. I will be studying Hydro-Geology and Glaciology. A lot of science, (chemistry and physics) and math!!
Please share this sale with your yarny friends!!
I want to clear some inventory out of my Etsy shop so I’m having a sale!! A ‘Thank Goodness It’s A Beautiful Friday Sale’!
Use coupon code: TGIF2014 for 15% off your purchase. Good until Sunday (the 18th) at midnight Pacific time. Happy weekend!!
Here is some of what’s in my shop right now…..
This weekend only 15% off!! Go forth and knit!
I have a new yarn base as of this week! Single ply, super bulky superwash Merino. It is gorgeous stuff! 82 yards per 100g (3.6oz) skein. It has a bit of a sheen and takes the dye beautifully with a bit of halo. It will be listed this Thursday, April 3rd in my shop along with some more worsted!
Here is a peek at it un-dyed:
and in the dyepot:
I have some new superwash Merino worsted weight in the shop! They’re so squishy and soft and cuddly.
and my personal favourite…