Life gets hard. It gets busy, it gets messy and complicated.
- Prepare for August graduate school – LEAN Six Sigma classes in particular
Let’s see how I did.
I discovered I registered for classes that overlapped the same dates and times of my certification course. I had to do a quick swap between classes, but after having packed my graduate school plan at work, I have no idea if the classes I swapped to are viable for my degree.
I want to say yes? But I am concerned I’ll have to swap again.
I did buy the books necessary for the new classes and they do seem like pretty viable and interesting classes – maybe I’ll luck out and it’ll work out. I’ll check on Monday.
What do I mean when I packed my school plan? And why will I check on Monday?
Well. I’ll have to unpack my belongings at my new desk. As a dear character once said: WHAAAAAT? Adolfo, from the Drowsy Chaperone. I got a new role within my company. I’m extremely excited to be a part of a new department and division working on enhancing my peers environment and engagement with the company through my communication skills.
Well, Mercedes, do you think this will negatively impact the blog?
I hope not, I already paid for it for a year. I do think that I’ll have more time to work on personal things, such as the blog, because I’ll have a better work life balance – I can work from home, I can flex my time in and out of the office. Lots of advantages, things I haven’t even been made aware of at this time – again, first day is Monday.
Aren’t you frightened?
I don’t know how I’m going to do it all. Between preparing and attending graduate school, which as you can see from the above – I did not do extraordinarily well, and learning not only my new job but also work almost full-time on an additional project at work. It’ll be easy to measure success at school. I’ve almost finished reading one of my text books, I flipped through the manual/pocket guide which will live at my desk/office. Next is reading, after confirming my school plan, the other text books before school starts mid August.
All while having a life, how are you going to do it all?
I don’t know. I signed up to do costumes for Laramie Project which should start rehearsals soon (mental note: ask Director when they’d like me to start coming to rehearsals). I am considering signing up for doing the make up for another show – and not just any make up, full on effect make up: decaying skin, maggots dripping off, and glitter heaven. That is a super new venture for me and I really hope the sketches I prepare for the director are liked, she already likes me, but she isn’t one to work with/cast any one who doesn’t come up to snuff. She has near professionals vying for this spot so I have hard competition.
All while serving on the Board for my theatre, prep a new job, prep for grad school and maintain my friendships. I have to say that one of the advantages to my old role, and heading into my new role, is the excellent time management skills I have learned and will continue to develop at my employer. I have a career now. I will be making divisional wide impact that effects over 5,000 of my peers and superiors. I am anxious and excited.
I am also half planning to submit for director spots in the 2018-2019 season. I need to look for a master set builder and light board operator. I’m trying not to feel overwhelmed but I’m also not trying to ignore my emotions or my feelings. Things happen for a reason and I should be able to figure everything out as the events happen but for now… Any volunteers? #desperatelyseeking