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Overexerted

Sorry I was M.I.A last week. I was dealing with finals and depression over losing five people in one week to some incredibly tragic events. I used planning a blogger brunch and Lily's birthday as an escape from my sadness, but mainly I have been incredibly unfocused. I also think that my recent poor time management skills have finally took their toll on me. I'm not going to pretend that I am the busiest person in the world, but I have been having a hard time juggling all my different hats: full-time student, almost full-time employee, full-time blogger, live-in fiancée , home-maker, studier of two languages, over an hour each way commuter, aspiring foodie, caller of the mother and grandmother, distance friender, close friender, and avid reader to name a few. You maybe saying holy cow Batman, slow your roll. But, the truth is I thrive on being busy. If I don't have things to do I become the laziest person on the entire planet. 

The thing is, I used to be incredibly good at time management. I'm not the only one who thinks so, I was once praised on my skills by my Freshman experience adviser. But, I think the 8 months after I moved abroad and didn't have a job or a set schedule really took their toll. Since I am trying to get back on track, I thought that maybe I would share my process of becoming a better time manager here on the blog. Maybe we can help each other out. 

The picture above is my schedule for next week when classes start again. This is my normal schedule except that sometimes I will work 3 days a week, some weeks 4. I also almost never have a weekend day off, it just so happens that I am going to a bachelorette party on Saturday. 

I think the first step to any good time management is to make a list of all the things you have to do each week and then put them on a calendar so you can see what your week already looks like. Then you can add in the things that you want to do. *Important note, you may notice that catching up on other blogs and blogging are added onto the above calendar of what I have to do. That is because talking to you guys on here is one of the highlights of my week so I make sure it is in the have to do list. 

What would your have to do list look like? Do you feel that you are good at time management? 

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