That Artsy Librarian | It’s Crunch Time, People!

Posted April 14, 2014 by Jana in About Me, That Artsy Librarian / 14 Comments


That Artsy Librarian is a feature all about my journey through graduate school as I work towards my Master’s degree in Library and Information Science.

People. Life is crazy! And I have SO much school work, and the semester ends REALLY soon (like, the end of the month), and the weather is nice and the books I love are calling me, but all I have time for is school! I can’t blog, I’m barely reading, I’m not doing anything fun. Just writing stuff to turn in. This is majorly, MAJORLY crunch time and I feel like I am clawing my way to the end. So, naturally, I’ve had to slow down on blogging. I am so behind on writing my reviews and I’m behind on reading my review books. And everyone wants something from me! And I’m dealing with some health issues, and it’s like AHHHHHH!

So basically, I’m writing to let you know that I’m not dead. Yet. Things are sparse here, and they might be for another couple weeks but I am ALIVE! As the semester draws to a close and my first year of grad school is behind me, I’m just like, “Wow. I’m too old to be a student.” Stress is no longer a good thing! Haha. I’ll be ok!

Anyone else feeling like this? Spring fever coupled with school-needs-to-end-now syndrome is a tricky combination. How do you cope? Tell me I’m not alone. Please, just vent about how stressed you are.We can be friends. :)

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14 responses to “That Artsy Librarian | It’s Crunch Time, People!

  1. I guess we share the same brain waves. I just posted yesterday that I was going to be on a blogging break because I couldn’t keep up with school. Come to think of it, Marissa Meyer (my favorite author) also went on a blogging break yesterday. I guess it’s crunch time for everyone.

    I got an email that said you had a new post up and I couldn’t help but click on it. lol! I have no self-control. It just feels like there’s always going to be something to do in school. I actually like school, but I’d like it so much better if they didn’t make us do an abundance of work like we have nothing else in the world to do.I think focusing on the good things in life helps me to cope. God is good, so I’m sure everything will work out alright. Gah! I just wish I didn’t have so much anxiety!!!! I’m studying biochemistry, (and I’m taking Physics II! Ewwww!!!!) so I’m pretty much stumped and confused for the majority of the week.

    Good luck with your studies! <3
    Monique recently posted…Blogging Hiatus (sort of)

    • Jana

      I guess we are, Monique! School always ruins my fun plans. Haha.

      And I know what you mean about having no self control, although I’m secretly happy my blog posts are a temptation of yours! Haha. I agree that teachers and professors should take our lives into account when assigning projects, but that is TOTALLY wishful thinking, isn’t it? :P We’ll both be fine, as long as we keep thinking positively as you said! Praying that Physics II does not break your brain. :) Good luck, and thanks for helping me feel like I’m not alone!

  2. You can do it! I felt like the further along into my graduate program I was, the more difficult and demanding it became. Writing my thesis on top of everything else nearly did me in. But if I survived, you can too! Best of luck with everything. No worries about taking some time off of blogging, we’ll still be here when you get back. :)
    Melissa @ Bookmark Dragon recently posted…Top Ten Bookish Things (That Aren’t Books) That I’d Like to Own

    • Jana

      Thanks, Melissa! My grad program is three years minimum, so hopefully I don’t feel more and more overwhelmed as time goes on! I’ll be a basket case by the end! Haha. Thanks for your support. :)

  3. Awww, I hope you’re stress will be over soon! You’re probably doing awesome work and it’ll be over soon and just hang in there! I can definitely relate to the stress thing, I’ve been feeling it lately as well, but UGH no summer break… Well, 3 weeks in June probably, but that’s it.
    But if you need to let off steam, dance parties and singing along at the top of my lungs always used to help me during study marathons!
    Daisy recently posted…Review of A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani

    • Jana

      Sweet Daisy, you always know how to make a person feel better! Thank you for your encouragement! Sorry you don’t have a big summer break this year. :( 3 weeks in June will be awesome, though! Hope your stress levels decrease, too! Stress is never a good thing, but at least you have your gorgeous wall of books to calm you down, right? Hehe.

      Dance parties WILL happen regardless of whether or not I’m stressed, because that just sounds like fun. :)