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just so you know i have been soooo tired since school has started back. studying, working full time, making sure the kids are taking care of, cleaning the house, cooking dinner, studying, studying, studying. it seems as though my sleep has been interupted. im sooooooo tired. i dont know what to do. I have been getting to work late everyday because im so tired in the morning i dont even here my alarm clock going off. Quiting my job is not an option. Quiting school is not an option. WHAT DO I DO? i know some of you feel this way too. how do you cope?
I feel your pain! I don't have kids,but I can relate to your exhaustion. In the past, I would work 2-3 jobs, hardly ever sleep & never feel as completely exhausted as I do working part-time & going to school full-time. I use to keep up with my house pretty well, always have clean clothes readily available, and have time to make myself dinner (since my husband & I work opposite shifts). Now I would be embarrased to have anyone over at my house, I am eating fast food almost every day, and am always washing clothes the night before when I realize I have nothing to wear! We had a flood the weekend before nursing school started.(5 weeks ago) The repair work hasn't been done yet because I just don't have time to hang drywall this semester!! My husband does the best he can to help me out,but he works full-time and goes to school part-time so his time is almost as limited as mine.
I honestly think that my tiredness is not from poor sleeping habits,but from the emotional stress and actually using my brain. I have been at my job for almost 5 years. I have been going to school part-time up to this point with only taking 1-2 classes per semester (since I was working full-time) with time off waiting for acceptance into the nursing program- I never realized how much I was on "Auto Pilot" at work & how little I used my brain there. I can get plenty of sleep the night before & go to 4 hours of lecture & lab & just feel completely wiped out! (And then I have to go to work for 5.5hours & then do homework afterwards)
I don't know about you-but our orientation to the nursing program didn't give us any idea as to how this was all going to work!!
I guess what keeps me going is the fact that I have witnessed that all good things come from hard work & determination. Good luck to you. Let me know if you have any tricks yourself!! (Other than permanently attaching an IV Drip of Coffee!!)