life tales

round three

11 September, 2016
Round three

I don’t know how it happens, but it seems as though the first week of a new Semester is the week that I am most likely to have a mild emotional breakdown from the overload of new sensory stimulation. I am even going to say that I feel better before an exam than I do before the first week of Semester. 

Is it just me, or does anyone feel as though whenever you start a new routine you go into total mental overdrive? Whether that be a new rotation at work, new semester of study, or even starting a new gym routine (I am not speaking from first hand experience here), there is just something about all of the changes that occur simultaneously that throw you – even if in just a small way. 

On top of my new classes, this semester I also have practicum, extra meetings and an additional 7 hours worth of driving to get me where I need to go. As you can imagine, I’m taking it one day at a time and catching up on a lot of podcasts. 

 I still cannot believe that it’s a little over 3 months until I finish this whirlwind degree. And although from where I am standing now, the next few months seem very steep, as long as I take things step by step, this final hike will be over before I know it. 

xx Liz 

p.s. I would love your suggestions about great podcasts to get me through my commute in the comments below! 

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  • Reply Megan 12 September, 2016 at 7:17 am

    It is my first day back at uni after the break and I’m finding it difficult to psych myself up to get going. I have sooooo much on today too. Ooh good podcasts…I really like Millennial, Mind Body Musings and Food Psych.

    • Reply Travelling Table Tales 13 September, 2016 at 8:33 pm

      The struggle to find motivation is all too real. I hope that you managed to get through the day. I have never listened to any of them! Thank you for the suggestions. xx

  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law 12 September, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Girl, have confidence knowing that you are about to own these next three months! Just breathe and remember that it’s okay to feel overwhelmed – in fact, you’d probably have to wonder what you were doing if you weren’t feeling that way! You can do it! xo

    • Reply Travelling Table Tales 13 September, 2016 at 8:33 pm

      Thank you! I’m trying to embrace the overwhelm and run with it. xx

  • Reply Claire at My Pink & Green Life 13 September, 2016 at 2:39 am

    Today is my first day of classes for fall term, too! I wish you the best of luck in finishing your degree, Liz–it will be over before you know it! <3

    • Reply Travelling Table Tales 13 September, 2016 at 8:34 pm

      Thank you. Good luck to you too Claire! xx

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