So it seems that a week out of the loop with surgery took down my hopes of a 4.0 – maybe not, but it’s pretty likely there will be at least one B in the bunch of grades I’ll be getting in a month or so.
It’s a little disheartening, but at the same time I know that you can only do so much and mistakes get made. I got through SO much of the semester without making one mistake or error in judgment. Getting nothing but the best of grades on tests and quizzes and labs.
Then I manage to miss a huge essay deadline, a quiz, and have less than 24 hours to study for a big-ol’ physics exam tomorrow.
Needless to say I’m trying to manage my own expectations. If I don’t get a 4.0 it’s okay, I will try not to feel like I’ve failed when, in reality, I’ve succeeded by getting through a semester of full-time school while balancing a job, a business, three kids, a husband running a business and a second job, my grandmother’s death and surgery.
It’s been a hell of a ride the last few months, hasn’t it?
Hopefully that means we’re on an upswing that will lead to a time of easy. It’s the Wheel of Fortune – everything goes in a cycle and what is today’s hardships are tomorrow’s easy days. Or something like that.
The most awesome part is that the “down” times last less and less actual calendar time. If we just use the blissful, easy times to prepare the next round of hard times will be even shorter. It’s a theory that’s worked for us so far, and I don’t plan on changing it anytime soon for just that reason: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!