Mike starts his second semester of grad school tonight. I am excited for him to get deeper into his studies that will hopefully put him on a path to a career he is passionate about. Have I mentioned that he got all A’s last semester!?
With school starting up again though, I need to improve my attitude about his workload. Last semester was a huge adjustment for both of us. Mainly, I had a really tough time with the amount of homework he had to focus on every night and most weekends. The selfish part of me got extremely frustrated at times when he was the one tackling a multi-paper per week schedule, tests, actual work and the majority of Kona duties.
As much as I want to say I’ll be 100% patient with all of my “alone time” between tonight and early-May, I know myself and that’s not entirely realistic. So, my overall goal is to be more understanding, as well as more upfront with any frustrations rather than holding a grudge. Mike is working so hard at this degree and I really want to focus on being more positive about what this means for our future, rather than dwelling on how much of his time it takes in the present.
After all…when school wraps up this May it will almost be our wedding day!