I have been doing work for just one of the 3 online classes I'm taking this semester since I got home at 3:30! I'm not even done reading all the articles for it yet. I'm listening to an interview right now and then I get to start doing my responses. And I still have one more class to do work for tonight! Thank goodness I didn't plan on doing any work for my kids tonight. This is a bit depressing, y'all. I am 28 years old and my entire life revolves around my job. I wake up at 5:30, leave the house by 6:20, am at school until at least 3, come home, and either grade papers, make powerpoints, or do stuff for the online classes I have to take in order to renew my license to still have a job the next 5 years. Starting next week, I'll be at school until 5 or 5:30 for soccer practice. My weekends are usually spent doing school work and Sundays are for volleyball practice and getting ready for school to start again Monday. I know this is the life I have chosen for myself this semester, but it feels like a catch-22. Did I choose it to fill any voids in my life so I don't have to get out and be around people? Or am I not able to really be around people because I have so much going on in my life? It makes me sad because all I think about is stuff I can do with my kids next week or next year or whenever. I don't hang out with people. I don't go out on dates. I don't meet new people. I teach. I don't want this to be my life. I don't want to wake up in 25 years and realize I have no friends and have done nothing with my life!