After a wonderful week off from school, I am back to the daily grind. During a normal school week, I rarely have time to myself between teaching, working out, and being a barista. By the time Friday comes around, all I want to do is binge watch Orange is the New Black and dip chocolate-covered pretzel sticks in peanut butter. I know that I am lucky to have two jobs, my health, and a supportive boyfriend who keeps me from crumbling into a messy, sobbing pile on the kitchen floor. Between you and me, I work well under pressure and enjoy a challenging routine despite the stress it sometimes causes. So here I am, straddled between teaching, running, and family time; I’m trying hard to enjoy every single minute of it! All I can do is try.