What do YOU do when life gets in the way?

ImageWhat do you do when life gets in the way of school or work? Illness in family at the beginning of term – 3 weeks of distraction and worry, then personal illness in last week of content teaching. I feel helpless, for I did the best I could to keep up, keeping my eye on the bigger picture of the final project and exam. One class’ content came a little easier than the other, but I am freaking out to have such low grades at the end of term! I really would love to hear your war stories. What life events happened, how did you respond, how did you get back on track.

I look at the picture I shared in media, me, at a Dean’s list celebration, the only one I went to, the first one.  My kids both came and i was proud.  I got straight A’s for 5 semesters, then life started getting in the way of my perfect student life.  I broke my left wrist…the one I write with, and seemingly the one that leads my brain in typing as well.  Got my first C and found it to be sickening, anger causing, “can’t forgive myself for being human and fragile”, My kids told me to get a grip.  I did, and life happened again and again, as  the classes got harder.  I learn something important about myself – I am a writer and it saved me.  I know it, my teachers knew it.  How to survive Statistics or Economics or Finance, where I got my only D so far.  Learn the language and write my heart out on those case studies, short answers and essays.  Now, on my spring break, and with one last 8 week session to go, I am looking ahead, I want writing in my life, I want all the words, and I want to share them.

The block quote above is copied from my LinkedIn account.  I only got 4 views, and not one like or comment.  I really do want to have this discussion with people, I really do want input for an article I am thinking of.  How do you keep your focus, your vitality when life gets in the way of your goals, whether they are about good grades, earning recognition or maybe that promotion?  How do you hold even professionally and publicly, when your personal life is going to hell in a hand basket.  How did you recover from that illness or car wreck. What if it was a loved one having the trouble instead.  If you can relate to any of these, please comment, or if you saw someone who blogged about one of these related topics, share the link.  Talk to me!  Add to my words so I can write 🙂


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