|It's that time of year again!|
Today was my daughter’s first day back to school which meant that we both had to be up for 6:30am. I somewhat prepared for this by having my daughter start her usual bedtime routine about a week ago, but she still wasn’t too happy about having to wake up so early. Having been out of work for a little over a month now, my body definitely was not ready to wake up early either. Despite this, I was able to have her dressed and out the door a few minutes before her bus arrived. Hopefully, she likes her new school and fits right in.
Right now, I am sitting at home dead-tired but I refuse to go back to sleep. Orientation starts next week, and even though there won’t be any studying involved, I don’t want to be a zombie around my classmates. I’m also a big fan of naps, but I know once school starts there won’t be any more time for them :-( I won’t really know what my fall schedule will be until next week, but I have a pretty good idea from talks with current students. With that being said, I’ll probably be able to get in an hour of studying before my daughter wakes up, I’ll try my best to dedicate two hours every day to spending time with her in the afternoon, and the rest of the evening will involve more studying. I’m a bit of a night owl, and rarely go to sleep before 12am, but my goal is to get six hours of sleep once I start classes. I also plan to make one day a week (most likely Saturday or Sunday) a study free day, so that I can make sure I leave room for a little fun and spending time with my daughter. Once classes have started, I’ll make sure to write a post on what my daily schedule is like, and that should help those of you who asked about balancing parenting with medical school. I’m so ready for classes to start, but this is my last official free week, so I’m going to occupy my now very long days with reading, movies, and getting my last little bit of fun in. Shout out to everyone who has already begun or will be starting medical school in the next few weeks!