Hard Times


I think this is the most schedule-challenged time of my life. This is including University, where I was actually taking two courses that overlapped by half an hour.

It’s also one of the most physically demanding things I will ever do.

What about the rest of you?

What have been your busiest times/hardest tasks? I’m interested. It’s nice to know that I could be in great company.

12 Responses

  1. In my last year of undergrad, I was in school full time, working part-time in the computer labs on campus, working almost-full-time at the library, and playing squash and doing aerobics. It was busy as all hell, and somehow I still managed to pull off solid Bs in all my courses.

  2. M’dear you are on the path to greatness. Child rearing and grading? (Not child grading, but you know what I’m sayin’!) It’s physically and mentally exhausting/challenging/rewarding.

    In comparison to your Quests, I have zero. No comparison, eh.

    Wishing you all the time and energy needed to succeed!

  3. This one time I held my left leg with my right hand and then jumped through the loop with my right leg. It was tough but Kid’N’Play made it look cool, so it was worth the work.

    Honestly, going to work and being a dad is tough/stressful enough for me. You are simply a better man than I.

  4. Suck it up & walk it off.

    Life is hard – deal with it. Rest when they’re throwing dirt on your face.

  5. Um…
    Thanks, Ken.

    Sage advice, although I don’t recall complaining about having to go through it.

  6. I didn’t say you were complaining.

    Suck it up and do it!! You got this far & I can tell you it wasn’t on good looks.

    If you can’t do it all at once, drop one task and come to it later, else perservere (sic) through adversity & absurdity.

  7. I think what you are going through now is the toughest job. Yeah, University was tough, even if you weren’t in engineering 😉 There were the all-nighters. And sometimes the assignments would all stack up.

    And certainly at my work there has been the need to pull all-nighters on some jobs.

    But the toughest is what you are doing now. Trying to make ends meet at work while trying to raise a small child. You have to also make time for your marriage since they don’t just “take of themselves”. And of course the karate. Adds up to 120% of your time by my calculations. The juggling is the challenge. And infants are all about the occasional all-nighter. Working sleep deprived is a challenge. Doing karate in a sleep deprived state will be even more fun.

    All the parents know how you feel though.

    As the Commander of the NSEA Protector on Galaxy quest said “Never give up, never surrender!”

  8. hardest time/busy … working full time raising children and working full /part time and changing jobs to suit the situation at the time ( work hours) therefore learning new jobs ( my pleasure). Living in an abusive relationship, expected to be above all a sex playmate,then , mother, disaplinarian,housewife, not leave the house unless working or volunterring with kids activites , cook and clean oh that covers parts of housewife , did I add in my day (haha) the man did nothing but work at his job and I helped put him through university( mind you he didn’t work while going through university, so kudos to you 🙂 )oh and through all of this have six major operations, come home and make supper and pick up ( six weeks off work thank God) where I left off. Enjoy your Jorge for life is always busy and at times hard …..
    love ya kid …

  9. The time that I was grading for my blackbelt, just becoming a father and making huge changes at work, all in the space of 4 months

    But my hardest time was being one hour late for my own wedding…

  10. Hardest thing? Being a Mum and working full time, hands down.

    Most rewarding thing? Being a Mum, hands down.

    The only thing that gets me through the lack of sleep, muscle aches (you carry my 33 lb child 3 blocks in the morning and in the evenign because they decided to fix the water mains but not allow you to park anywhere close to my daycare. Please! It’s good training for your grading! Honest.), and general weariness I must confess to feeling at the moment is that beautiful little boy I pick up from day care every day.

    Worth it.

    Good luck Jorge!

  11. Jorge, I suck.
    No hard times.
    Physically, that is.
    Anything hard has been emotional.


  12. sometimes, particularly in my case, hard = boring.

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