In the last week, when did you feel successful at school?
I was able to get quite a bit done for my Monday night class last week. I'm not 100% caught up, but I accomplished enough to breathe a little easier. Two assignments were due and it was my turn to do a remedial method presentation. It feels so good to check items off that assignment list.
I also attended an informational meeting at the local community college for a basic skills graduate internship. I am excited about having a chance next semester to work in a reading development class. I felt successful because I know I will get chosen. I have a professor already lined up. Also, I am confident I will do a good job of tutoring and teaching.
In the last week, when did you not feel successful at school?
This semester I have struggled with doing my reading in a timely fashion. I've managed to get all my assignments done and I think I will complete the semester without any real problems. However, in the back of my head, I keep thinking about next semester. I have to do a grad check, a Master's project, a tutoring class, the internship. All this work is absolutely doable--if I work diligently.
If you look back at some of my posts in the last few months, you will notice my concern about my health, a lack of exercise and proper diet. I am not using my CPAP machine and when I do use it, I can't manage more than a couple of hours a night. I have gained weight. I am not practicing my spiritual disciplines. All these circumstances do not prevent me from doing my school work. However, they do impact my energy level and my emotional state. It is all tied in together. I need to make some serious changes in the next few months in order to get through the spring semester. My lack of success at changing my personal circumstances makes me feel unsuccessful at school.