Three More Weeks…

Cap-and-GownThree more weeks and the school semester ends.  Three more weeks and I will finally be a college graduate.  Three more weeks and my spare time is all my own to do as I please.  Three more weeks and I can start spring cleaning.  My house looks like a pig sty because I haven’t had to time to clean properly.  Three more weeks and I will start shopping for a nice outfit to wear on graduation day in June.  Three more weeks and I can get back to regular blogging.  Three more weeks and I can get back to watching great vintage movies.  Three more weeks and I can spend more time on my daily spiritual protocol.  In the meantime I  really have to get back to my studies, but life sure feels a lot lighter already.

I decided to delay graduate school.  This past year of school has been over the top for me.  My first year of returning to school was great because school was like my job.  I got up every morning at 5:00am, took my bath, had breakfast, and recited my spiritual decrees.  Starting at 8:00am I studied and wrote papers until around 4 or 5pm.  Since getting a full-time job school became more like a drudgery that I had to do every day because of the lack of time.  It has been hell, and now that I see the light at the end of the tunnel, graduate school is not looking so good to me right now.  I decided to give it a year and then see how I feel about it, but I just cannot do grad school in September.  I need time to not only relax and do fun things, but I need to re-evaluate what direction I want to go in.  Earning my Bachelor of Science degree is a great accomplishment in itself, and I do feel that it is enough just in case I decide to stop here.

Going to college full-time and working full-time is not something I would ever recommend to anyone.  DON’T DO IT!  You will stress yourself out for sure.

I have been making a list of things I want to write about when regular blogging resumes, and I am determined to blog at least three times a week once the semester is over.  I need to either put life back into this blog or hang it up for good.  I lost much of my following in the past 12 months because I have not been present.  Daily page views have plummeted.  Collar City Brownstone is like my baby and it means so much to me, so hanging it up is not an option that I am willing to take action on.  I will try my best to breathe life back into my it instead.  I am seriously considering hiring a professional coach to help me jump-start Collar City Brownstone again.  I also need to catch up with blogs that I follow.  I hope that you all have been well.

For those who have decided to stick around I appreciate it so much.  Please bear with me just a little longer.



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  1. CALLALUNA says:

    Xenia! Still here, and feeling very happy for you! I’m looking forward to your new posts and agree that putting off grad school is wise. You will burn out without some down time.
    You may feel differently in a year or two, the great thing about life is it’s fluidity, things can and will change as we travel forward.
    G*d bless you and congratulations again on your wonderful accomplishment.
    Your friend and admirer,
    Dr. Yvonne Kleine

  2. Servetus says:

    Hang in there!

    re: grad school, IMO you shouldn’t do it unless you have specific, realizable professional goals that require it. It’s not anywhere near as much fun as undergraduate; it’s even more like work; the assignments are harder; and it’s more expensive.

    Glad you plan to keep on blogging!

    • Xenia says:

      Hi Servetus,

      Thank you so much for your input. I am pretty sure right now that I will not be going to grad school. I looked into it and realize that it is very expensive. I could attend grad school at the college where I work for free, but they don’t have the Masters program that I really want. I would be attending just to get it for free, and that is not a good use of my time for something as intense as grad school. It looks like this is the end of the academic line for me and I truly am fine with that.

      As always, thank you for stopping by!

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