How to Get Back in the Groove of School

How to Get Back in the Groove of School

Guess who is going back to school!? Me. Grad school has always been on my mind so I decided to jump in and do the thing. I was excited. The thought of getting a new planner and supplies but soon enough, the excitement of getting accepted died down. School is a big deal. I have so many things going on that I began to think of all the stressful things I will have to somehow make time for. Not to mention, I graduated from undergrad in 2015 so I forgot about homework and formatting. I’m a bit overwhelmed but I’m slowly getting back into the swing of things. Here are some things on how to get back in the groove of school!

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Find a Good Support System

This time around it feels very different. It’s not undergrad where people just see it as a thing you’re supposed to do. I had second doubts pretty much every step of the way and I still do. I have people encouraging me all the way. But it’s also important to find people that get that your time is going to be extremely measured and won’t pressure you. Good people will cheer you on the whole way.

Plan Ahead

I feel like I’m always trying to beat the clock and planning is the only way I can stay on track. I’m still working full-time, blogging (I have so many posts written and scheduled!), and freelance writing. It’s tough and that’s what also overwhelms me. But thankfully I got blessed with some pretty amazing professors that give me all the information for the class weeks ahead of time.

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Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions

I’m so ridiculously rusty it’s almost funny. I’m usually the kind of person that likes to figure things out on my own. But asking questions to everyone that can help will make things so much easier. Asking for help is nothing to be ashamed of. Remember, work smarter not harder.


Do you have any helpful tips to share?

2 thoughts on “How to Get Back in the Groove of School

  • I’d love to go back to school one day because I love the learning aspect of it. But then I think about the homework and the tests and I get a little deflated, haha. But I really like your point about having people who support you and recognize that you have a lot on your plate and you can’t necessarily do all the things you did before you started school. Good luck with everything!

  • Haha, I feel like that’s the reason I went back because I love learning but homework not so much! Yes! I’m the kind of person that is horrible at saying no to things so I really need people who don’t push me. Thank you!

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