Wishing all my followers and readers a happy new year!
I know it has been a long while since I have blogged about Logan and I, but if you are following me on either Facebook, Instagram or Twitter you know I have been busy studying during my first semester at university.
“How do you cope being a mum and a student?” something I am asked almost daily, and to tell you the god’s honest truth. I have no idea (my cousin did call me superwoman though, which made me cry). Being a mum is exhausting. Being a student is exhausting, so I am doubly exhausted. I’m thankful for the support of my sister, forever encouraging me to use my spare time wisely by studying, and I am also thankful for one of my best friends at uni who reminds me who I am doing this for.
My tips to cope being a student mum:
- Be organised – buy a planner and organise your days and times!
- Dedicate one day off from your lectures and seminars to catch up on outstanding work, or to get ahead and do extra reading.
- Do something extra-curricular! I joined my uni’s cheerleading team at the start of the semester, and its amazing what a few hours of exercise a week can do for your endorphins.
- Getting enough rest – unfortunately I do not practise what I preach (but this year I am going to try and turn it around)
- Not being afraid to ask for help – I’m thankful for the support network I have at my university. For student parents there’s a lot on offer to help with studies and extended deadlines.
A lot of people admire me for starting my studies whilst being a parent, it isn’t easy but having a child shouldn’t stop me from following my dreams. I may be travelling a different route to achieve my goal and my journey may take a little longer, but doesn’t mean I can’t achieve it! There’s never the right time to have a child or start your studies or career, so just do it whenever YOU feel like it!