If you remember, I set up a school schedule loosely based on my interests, the work I already do, and the need for some sort of structure in my currently aimless, jobless life. Lord I hope I can return to work soon. Or, you know, win the lotto. Hah!
Anyway, it's the first day, and I've already screwed it up. In that I am away this morning, on my way in from out of town, meaning I will miss the first two lessons. Basically, I will be rocking up to school at morning tea. Oh well! After morning tea, I have a double period of creative writing, then after lunch, I have editing and my weekly music lesson.
Hopefully, I will be in a organised enough to go out for a walk in the afternoon.
If I'm really on top of things, I will be training my martial arts Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays after 'school.'
I'm most looking forward to Tuesdays, as I have a double period of art.
Unlike high school, though, in which I recall having Phys. Ed. less than three times a week, I have scheduled a Phys. Ed. class every day of the week except Sunday (and Saturday is actually me leading a class or four for the day, so it hardly counts). I think that at least two of those classes will be spent on something gentler than weightlifting (which I plan to do) and running (which I also plan to do). I'm thinking I'll make it yoga or gentle stretching for those sessions. I've been reading a lot about training, and how much is too much, and I'm thinking that I should maybe scale back a bit on the training I used to do.
So, today is the first day of my 'term' of school. I'm actually pretty excited as of the writing of this blog post.
I know the return to a high-school-like schedule is a bit silly, but it's honestly the only way I can see for me to get done the things I need/want to get done without trying to juggle schedules, eating, sleeping, and working all in my head. It's my way of ensuring that I make the time for all the things I want to do. It required taking a full workload of... uh... seven classes. Okay, so a bit more than a full workload. Hm. I will have to reconsider my workload in the future, I think.
In case you're curious, my week looks like this:
Last week, when I declared this to be my plan, I mentioned that I'd give myself assignments. They're really just things I'm already doing, and they're things that I will be working on (mostly... art and music are exceptions as I'm actually taking online classes for those) during the day. They're not extra-curricular, as they were in high school, easing up my homework burden substantially.
In fact, the only extra-curricular homework-type work I have will be my music practice and writing and scheduling these blog posts, and my video-editing projects (which may also go in one or two of the editing blocks once I'm done with the manuscripts I'm currently working through)... and also the Black Gate Magazine posts, which I haven't got scheduled during the day... They might also take up an editing block or two, once I finish that work.
But even as it is, I have scheduled nine different assignments due this month. Most of them are very doable in an evening, only two are definitely long-term projects. Still, I look at all the assignments, and recall my time in high school, in which nine assessments a month would have been a little excessive, but actually not all that far off the actual workload, considering that I didn't have the day to work on my assignments. I was in class. Learning things. The assignments were extra.
Wow, I wrote an awful lot about not that much. I'm just really curious about whether or not this will work for me. As I share pretty much everything with you, I'll definitely let you know. Whether you want to know or not.
Anyway, this post is scheduled to go up on my website at 9:00am exactly Monday morning, but probably won't be shared on my socials until much later. Right, I have to go and prepare more for the weekend... which would be over by the time you're reading this. Yay for pre-scheduled blog posts!