Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Eaten alive

As I've mentioned in previous entries, I love my job working as an RA. Sure, there are nights that I have a few too many locked out students or the person watching the desk is late for the umpteenth time, but that's all part of the job.

I've also recently mentioned that I'm in the process of researching and applying to various grad schools for a degree in Student Affairs. Which leads me to a conundrum of sorts. My supervisor and I talked yesterday about how I want to study SA, where are the really good programs/schools, etc. He emailed me information about a conference that's taking place next month and sounds really awesome.

But that's where the trouble begins... The city that the conference is in on the other side of the state, four and a half hours away. If I take a Greyhound bus, it would be between $161 and $180. That doesn't bother me...

It's the fact that I have so much to do and I'm slowly cracking under the pressure in the meantime. Okay, more like it's eating me alive with no mercy. These allergy attacks aren't helping either. All I want to do is sleep. And my sleep schedule is screwed as it is. I'm attempting to fix it though.

How I've felt for most of the week...
Once these next seven to ten days are over, though, it will be a lot better. Right now, I'm in the process of figuring out everything I need to do, and when it needs to get done. Oddly, it's this push that forces me to get my assignments done. Yes, I know this isn't the best way to do things, but it's what needs done.

So, for now, my goal is to have put a dent in the dent that's been eating me alive... Here goes nothing.

Here's how I'm hoping to be feeling
after everything is done...


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comment. :)

    And I totally understand that feeling. I haven't felt it recently...but it followed my quite often during my years in college. Especially last year (senior year). My final week of classes I progressively stayed up an hour later each night (first 2:30, then 3:30, then 4:30, then 5:30, then 7:30) writing my senior sem paper, so I feel your pain! You'll survive! Promise!

  2. My husband was an RA, so I've seen firsthand how stressful that can be. Make sure you take of yourself.

  3. I was an RA and later an RHC in college, and it can be fairly thankless and stressful at times. Try to rely on your fellow staff members, and see if they or your RD/RHC has any advice on how to minimize the stress.

    Hope things start to look up soon!

  4. Thank you all so much for your support and comments! :)

    I've taken some time today and updated my calendar, made a list of weekly goals for myself, and it's helped more than I thought it would. Hopefully this will help me in the long-run. (And Christian, I'm thinking of becoming an RHC, so we'll see what happens, but I should probably get through my senior year first. Haha!)

  5. woah watching that leonard thing a few too many times started to make me dizzy! hahaha.

    hope you get through it all okay :)