Monday, January 29, 2018

Today's the Day

My CPE (clinical pastoral education) unit officially starts today!  In the next five months, I will do 300 clinical hours at hospice and 100 educational hours.  That's about 16 hours of volunteering a week, plus seminar and study time.  Already this week I have two papers due.  But I realized last night that I haven't forgotten the format of a footnote in the 15+ years since my dissertation!  Nor have I forgotten academic anxiety and stress, unfortunately.  And I've never been a student or a worker while caring for a family.  I know so many people do this--and more--but it's going to take some getting used to after more than a decade as a stay-at-home mom.  Still, I know it's a challenge I'm (and we're) up for.  And I'm not forgetting down time to recharge.  In fact, meditating everyday is part of the learning goals I have to submit in a week.

So, here I go!  Time to shower and be off.

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