I finished my second semester of grad school today. I took a full load of classes and it was actually not as stressful as last semester when I went part-time. I’m going to chalk it up to the fact that I liked all of my classes and that I’m getting better at this whole journalism thing. I start another 4-week course two weeks from now, and then I get a break until September.
We’ve been really blessed this semester with the way things have worked out with Micah’s work. When we started, he was still freelancing at the same agency in Manhattan that he’d been with since we moved here and taking Thursday afternoon off to watch Simon. We had a baby-sitter lined up to take him on Wednesday afternoon, but she only watched him twice. Two times her kids were sick and I took Simon with me to class and the rest of the time Micah was able to take him because he quit the agency and decided to work from home. The PCC (where he worked in Hawaii) has given him jobs and he’s had more work through someone he interviewed with when we first moved here. It’s been amazing to see how things have fallen into place.
That is not to say that things have been easy. I still feel like we’re flying by the seats of our pants, and have been since we left Hawaii. Every week we hope something comes up for the next week, something that fits my schedule and our particular needs, and it always does. There have been times when I’ve felt that nothing has been working out for us and I think that maybe this was all a big mistake — we should have stayed in Hawaii where we had a job and no stress (hahaha!), and then I remember that it is working out exactly as we planned — we couldn’t have asked for a better scenario. I just hope we can keep it up until December. It’s hectic, but it is working for us.