Back to School

After completing my first week back to school, I am excited to report that I am enjoying a new routine.

On a typical day, I wake up around 7:00 and pack lunches for us. Every other day, I work out for an hour. Then I make a little time to do some blogging and some work on my shop.

I usually have about an hour before I have to leave for class, so I take advantage of that small time to work on a sewing project. Soon I will probably be using that time for homework. I have to eat lunch on the drive to campus since both of my classes are mid-day, thus over the lunch hour.

In Photoshop class, we have just starting to play around in the software, which is the experimental photo above. I was clicking on different adjustments to see what would happen to this photo of my brother and sister.

I don’t have any drawing projects to share with you yet, but believe me when I tell you how much I have learned in just the first week of classes. I am so thankful to have this opportunity to be submerged in a more creative life!

I try to squeeze in more sewing time before Dave gets home from work. Then I/we make dinner and catch up on each other’s days.

I don’t have any class on Fridays, so I might try to sleep in a little, which is hard for me, and then spend an hour cleaning the house. I might go out for lunch, pick up supplies, and spend the afternoon in the garden soaking up some fresh air or catching up on reading.

The best part about enjoying weekends these days is going to be no anxiety on Sunday evenings in anticipation of returning to the office on Monday morning. Hope you enjoy your weekend!

15 comments

  • Sundays do totally rock when you don’t have a regular job to go to on Monday. I used to really hate Sunday because of that. It was no fair that a regular job ruined my Monday-Friday AND my Sunday!

    Love those kneaded erasers!!

  • I am so glad that you enjoyed your first week of school. Its good to know that you are young enough to learn new things. I no I could never go back to school and comprehend enough to make it worth while. I am so glad to see people doing what there heart tells them to do. There is nothing more in life then to enjoy it and be with your loved ones and friends. We all need to slow down a little to smell the roses (has they say). Enjoy and learn all you can. I love seeing all your creations. I know we will see lots from you in the comming weeks.

    • Thanks so much, Kim, for your encouragement! It really means a lot to me! I know for sure I am the oldest person in my Photoshop class, which is fine with me. But I was happy to see I’m not the oldest student in my drawing class. In fact, I think there are two other students older than me – yay. I know, silly. I felt so lucky sitting in class this week, to be able to return to school to learn new things and switch gears. My husband did it a few years ago, so he is happy I can do it too. Thank you again, really! ~Terri

  • Your Fridays sound perfectly lovely – enjoy every one of them!

  • Dearest Terri, sounds like an amzing first week of school! So happy to hear that you are really enjoy your classes! Very inspiring to see you getting back to school for more creativity! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to yoU!

  • You sound happy and relaxed and excited all at the same time! I really do wish you the best in your new journey. I went back to school when I was 30 and had a couple of little kids. I was much more studious then I was the first time around!

  • Yay! I’ve been so eager to hear how school is going. It looks like you are already having lots of fun! I bet you aren’t missing your old job at all. Are you going to learn Illustrator, too? Can’t wait to see more of what you learn.

    • Thanks Anne! Yes, we will be learning Photoshop first, then Illustrator in October, and then In-Design. I’m excited to learn all three programs! ~Terri

  • Hello Terri,

    I loved hearing about your week, you sound so upbeat about it all. Have a great weekend with hubby.
    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

  • I’m glad you’re enjoying the classes Terri. I think we appreciate school a lot more when we’re older than when we were young. I wish I could take the drawing class with you, it sounds like so much fun. Have a creative weekend.

  • Sounds like you’re having fun going back to school. Good luck with your classes. Looks like you had a fun first week. Can’t wait to see your drawings! Enjoy your weekend.

  • Sounds like you are enjoying your time! I can feel your creative juices flowing right out of my screen!

    I am so glad the classes are going well, they sound so inspiring..

    I hope you are enjoying your weekend as well!

  • Every year around back to school time I start singing the Billy Madison school song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJSrjW9Wc4A Doesn’t matter what the situation is (teacher, student, whatever) I always enjoy the extra “OOOOH!” at the end. Happy first week back 🙂

  • How awesome! So glad to hear you are getting in the groove of your new life. So happy for you! I’m looking forward to hearing all about what you are learning.

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