I feel like this is my life right now.


It’s been a good, long while since I’ve been as busy as I am right now. I’m finding it hard to balance. I’m finding it hard to make time to unwind. I’m finding it hard to make time to exercise. I’m finding it hard to sit down and work on my Ph.D. stuff in the evenings.

My divorce may have been the last time I felt this busy. I’m grateful I’m in a healthy place emotionally while dealing with all of the things on my plate!

I keep trying out different schedules and time management tricks. I’m convinced I just need to find a schedule that works for me.

Tomorrow, I’ll be getting up at 4:30 a.m. to go for my run. I didn’t go jogging all last week, except for Sunday. That’s a problem.

That’s also damn early…

My solution will also free up a good hour or more in the evening: time I could be working on Ph.D. stuff.

I had the realization recently that this new job is turning me into my Master’s mentor. That man gets up at 4:00 a.m., works out, works all day, does whatever else he does in the evening, and goes to bed at 10:00 p.m.

It certainly seems my schedule is starting to mimic his. I’m also dressing pretty snazzy nowadays: pressed pants, usually a button-down shirt.

Me and mentor

I dressed up as my mentor for Halloween in 2009. Did he dress up as me? 😉

There are worse people I could have picked to mimic, that’s for sure.

Hopefully I can adjust to this schedule and live it as gracefully as he does.

Until then, I guess I’ll be making it through my days, and weeks, Tasmanian devil-like. I’ll be a whirlwind of activity under a facade of calm.

I’ll be seeking peace in the maelstrom.

Seek peace

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