Hi All: I need some help at the moment. I am a full-time student and I go to school online. As with anybody else who has children and does this, it can be so difficult trying to balance school and my children. I don't have a job right now because I need my days to do Observation hours (I am studying to be a teacher). My therapist tells me that I keep sabotaging myself with getting my work done and actually doing well with my classes. I have received many positive comments on my writing and creative ideas but I have a huge problem with time management and dealing with stress and my depression.
This past month-and a-half was one of the most stressful that I have had since my divorce 3 years ago. Financially, it has been a nightmare and I spent as much time depressed/sleeping as I did on the phone with all the creditors. Well, now I am a week away from my class ending. My professor against his better judgement made allowances and a new schedule for me to get caught up on about a month ago. Needless to say I am quite behind and he has been inquiring as to "our agreement" for work to be on time and is wondering where my work is.
Last night I did what I always do - I froze. I went to bed and slept close to 12 hours. Now I am staring at my computer. My girls will be home in 3-4 hours. I have been told that I am going to be a wonderful teacher, yet I can't seem to keep myself going. I can't afford to fail another class - I only have this one and 1 left before student teaching.
Can you all help me keep going so I don't blow this entirely. And I don't know what to say to my professor. He is extremely tough (as he should be) and I am so afraid to contact him. I would like to get all my work done first and perhaps he will consider taking it even though some of it is quite late.
I know I'm babbling. But I don't want to get so panicked that I can't think and work from now through tonight on. If any of you can offer advice to help me from panicking and being even more depressed/tired I would greatly appreciate it.