Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Fall Break

They call it fall break, but it should really be called fall catch up. You see, I don’t think that I have ever had a fall break where I didn’t have a large list of things that needed to be done for school. This fall break is no different than the others. One nice thing about fall break is that I don’t have to worry about classes for the next two days. On the other hand, it just means that there is no excuse for not being completely on top of my classes when I go back to school on Monday.

I have almost simplified all of the extra “stuff” out of my life. I stopped singing in a choir, volunteering to be the webmaster of two different websites, finished up several projects that had been hanging out on the peripheral for several months. Today, I finished making badges for the Special Olympics, and tomorrow I will have the privilege of passing them out. This will be the second year that I have volunteered for the Special Olympics. Generally it is a fun and rewarding experience. First of all, it isn’t school. Second, it gets me a day off of work. Third, it is fun to be able to hang out with a bunch of college students and work on something as a team. It will be a fun weekend, and hopefully I will be able to take a lot of pictures, and relax a little bit. When I am finished with this weekend, I think I will be finished with all of my major non-school/work/church commitments.

Aside from the Special Olympics, I also have a pile of school work to do. There is a programming assignment, a math assignment, and an assignment in discrete structures. The only way to get through it all is to budget the time and do it. Sometimes, I feel that I spread myself too thin, and feel that I am not able to meet all of the demands that I have brought upon myself. It is times like those that I feel I shouldn’t be volunteering.

I will spend some time tonight with discrete structures. It will be easier to have fun tomorrow knowing that it is done. My sister asked me today if I ever have time for me. I guess the answer is that yes, I do, but perhaps I don’t spend it as wisely as I should.

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