I live in a house with three other people, two of which are over the age of 70. I am a full time college student. And I work about 30 hours a week on top of all of the school work I get assigned.
I don’t get much time for myself, I don’t get much time to be with family, and I tend to run myself ragged.
Yesterday, I finished a seven hour day shift at work, went home to do a few hours of homework, and then had to finally force myself to go to bed because I had school in the morning. That’s how most of my days go. School, work, homework, and sleep. (Not necessarily in that order.)
There is never a day I don’t have either work or school, and on those days I have a huge stack of never ending homework assigned to me and never enough time to do it. Of course, I could cut back on my hours at work, but then it would take longer to save up for my future farm. I could also do my homework in between classes (and a lot of time I do), but that is the only time I get to see my friends.
The stress of doing both school and work is finally getting to me, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. If I can just reach it, then it’ll all be worth it. Until then I’m stuck in a never ending battle between homework and sleep, school and work, and escape and duty.
Someday soon I can look back on these days and say ‘it was tough, but it was worth it‘. One month of my semester down, two and a half more to go.. Please let me have the strength to keep going. 🙏