As many of you know, this has been a grueling quarter at school. I am coming to the end of week 6 which means that I have four more weeks to go. This quarter however, has taken a huge toll. I am tired, worn out, frazzled, and at the end of my rope. I know others have done it, others have gotten advanced degrees and survived to tell about it. This quarter has pushed me to the limit, though. For the first time since starting my studies back in the summer of 2010, I actually considered quitting. But I’m not a quitter, and I do know that this will come to an end. I also know that if I don’t complete this program I will regret it and always wonder what could have been. But for now, I have “hit the wall.” I consciously chose to skip some courseroom discussions and hand an assignment in late. I am in a mental health counseling program, and what kind of counselor would I be if I did not do what I needed to do to take care of my mental health? As I stared at the computer this morning (with a blank screen and blank thoughts and deadlines looming), I decided to give myself a break. But what to do instead? Well, in my case, when faced with uncertainty I just grab a camera and head outside. And that is what I did. I never left the yard but was able to relax a little and take a few shots. Here are a few. Enjoy.
Now I have to get back to my studies . . . or not?