Come on Blog Brain…..Work!
As a busy mama to 3 boys, as well as a full-time student, my blog has received less attention than it’s accustomed to receiving. The time I have to spend on it has decreased from what it used to be as I try to put my life back together. It’s not intentional, but sometimes, I find myself sitting down with my laptop, fingers in the typing position on the keyboard, and I can feel my eyes glaze over as the whiteness from the screen casts this calming effect on my body. Rewind to an episode of Fringe, where people are working or playing on their computers and they unknowingly find themselves hypnotized by their computer screens. As you watch, you can see the whiteness reach out as a hand and…..the next thing you know the person is no longer active in this life (aka dead). Immediately, I sit up to an attentive position, but not even a minute later, I find myself in the relaxed state again. There are times where I think my brain cells have called it quits after about 9:00 p.m.
But wait a minute! That’s prime blogging time! Hello!!! The boys are in bed and quiet. I’m nice and comfy in my jammies. The television is on in the background and all I have is time to crank out those blog posts like I used to be able to do. Now….this might be easier said than done if I weren’t also enrolled in 13 units, making me a full-time student again.
Let me tell you, being a full-time student when you’re 18 years old is MUCH different than being a full-time student as a 31 year old mother of 3. Not to mention the fact that I am busy as Team Mom for Basketball, Den Leader for Cub Scouts, going through a divorce, and dealing with custody issues. Anyways…back to the school thing. I don’t remember being as tired after speed-walking to my class from the one parking spot I was able to find that was located all the way in the front of the school. Not to mention trying to stay awake to read all of my text materials. It’s not that the material is boring either….it’s actually really interesting. It’s just I am used to going to bed around 11:00 to midnight after working on my blog or watching my favorite television show, not reading. Man, I am really sounding old now.
However, I do have to say that one advantage to going back to school when you aren’t fresh out of high school is that (1) I don’t want to pass….I want an A…. and (2) I have much more real life experience now than I did 13 years ago. Oh and get this, you can check out your class syllabus, get your weekly homework, and more all through the school’s website. Crazy, huh? Oh and it’s no longer called “ADDING” a class. It’s called “CRASHING” a class. What in the world? One of my instructors, who is probably in her 50’s, said that “Crashing” was the term they used when she went to college. I wanna know who started that term up again? LOL
So, that being said, I just realized that I have actually sat down and successfully typed a somewhat interesting, and very personal, blog post. Thank God! My blog brain still works!!! Ha ha!