If you have any invitations or special announcements, please don’t send them, wait until Memorial Day, at the end of the semester to share them with me. It is only week 2 of school and I am already overwhelmed and exhausted. In my two classes, Microbiology and Physiology, we had already 3 quizzes and the chapter reading due today was 50 pages of dense textbook reading. I feel behind and we haven’t even begun.
I haven’t found a rhythm or routine yet, let alone received my books. I wake up in the middle of the night, concerned it’s time to go to school or I’ve missed my alarm. I ride to school, worried, I might get a flat and be late to my 8 am class.
I have already run out of perishable food again. I am considering finding someone to go to Trader Joe’s weekly for me, buy pre-made salads and fruits, bring them home and put them in the fridge. I don’t have the time or energy. I’d like something like a dog walker service, but grocery shopping instead. I have considering moving to be closer to a grocery store, school or work. I love living by the park, but is that considering a perk anymore?
Today after class, I stopped by SF General Hospital for a volunteer orientation in the Urgent Care unit, assisting with patient navigation. I decided this is not the way I’d like to spend my volunteer hours. Next week, I am trying to schedule an orientation at California Pacific Medical Center, maybe with their hospice care unit or the cancer unit. Maybe either one of those might be a better fit with my interests and school schedule.