Posted by Sherry Wright-Gully
One may look at my schedule and ask, “Is she crazy?” I sometimes ask myself the same question. As an SPS student, I am juggling work, home (life with a teenager), and theatre and film projects, which are all very time consuming. Nevertheless, this SPS non-traditional student is pressing her way through. This, of course, may mean late nights at the library, but who cares as long as it gets done?
I was lying in bed last night after successfully getting to bed at midnight – tossing and turning with thoughts racing through my mind about all the things I need to do. I looked at the clock and it was 2:00 am – ugh! So much for getting to bed at a normal time! All of a sudden it hit me! I had an assignment due by 5:00 AM. I jumped up, slipped on a pair of jeans and a t-shirt and scurried out of the house rushing over to the library to complete and submit the assignment. Whew! Thank you, Jesus, for reminding me about this assignment!
Upon completion, I signed off the computer, drove back home, and fell into bed around 3:30 AM, only to rise for work at 6:30. Now, I am sitting at a computer with puffy eyes and hoping to get to bed at a normal hour on Wednesday night. Today is Monday, but I am holding auditions tonight for a filmmaker’s challenge, and I have a PTA meeting tomorrow that I cannot miss – because I am the president of the PTA. I do not anticipate getting to bed at a normal hour tonight or tomorrow because I have three more short films to write for the filmmaker’s competition. In fact, I may have to give up rest altogether because we will begin filming after the cast has been selected to meet the June 30th deadline.
The beauty in all of this is that my current class is an online class. What could be better than this? Taking an online class at SPS allows me the opportunity to jump out of bed at 2:00 AM to rush over to the Pius Library when the streets are quiet and free from traffic so that I can complete assignments due at 5:00 AM and then blog about it. Ahh, now that’s “Living Life Like It’s Golden…” SPS rocks!
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