Balancing school and work Essay

1041 Words Dec 16th, 2014 5 Pages
Balancing School with Work and Life Balancing work, school and life is a juggle that many of us find ourselves dealing with. It can be very challenging unless you find a way to make it work for you and your family. It’s not easy but in the end it will pay off and you will be very happy that you have completed your degree. I have tried many times to go back to school to get my degree. But I couldn’t settle on any particular major. First it was accounting and then criminal justice with a minor in astronomy. Then I took a break, went back to school, and started a new area of study as a paralegal. But then I had a lot of things go wrong in my life and just too much happening so I took time off again. When I decided to go back I tried …show more content…
Once I got my job promotion at my work everything that could go wrong did. It seemed like everyone was calling out or quitting. As assistant manager, I was the one that had to fill in. There have been many times where I found myself up for over twenty-four hours because I was having to fill in for the overnight worker and not getting much sleep and yet when I get home I am having to spend time studying or I wouldn’t get my school work done. Trying to balance school, work and life in general has been a major challenge but rewarding at the same time. I know in the end it will pay off even though at times it might not seem that way. I find myself asking did I take on to much all at one time. The first few times of going back to school I put too much pressure on myself that I got wore out and ended up quitting school. So I knew this time around I needed a plan. I was determined to not give up this time. I wanted more for myself. So now I made sure that I have time for myself and other things to do besides school and work. I have learned to balance my time wisely for the most part although it’s not always perfect but in the end it will pay off. I usually study when I get home from work. I have found that I have to first take care of my animals otherwise they will not let me get any studying done. I have four dogs, a cat and two horses to take care of. I also have some crazy work hours to deal with and employees who don’t want to do their jobs. I never know

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