Pictures

Yes while procrastinating on my philosophy homework I uploaded new pictures ๐Ÿ™‚

http://jjtuckertravels.shutterfly.com/

I uploaded some pictures from Honduras (my home – many the hospital I worked in), pictures from the Czech Republic, my Africa pictures and some of my India pictures. Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

A New Term, New Possibilities

Several days back into homework I am already wishing I could be on summer (or Christmas) vacation permanently! No one is lying when they tell you that only 2% of the enrolled population finishes earning their doctorate degree..I can see why…because it is mentally exhausting. I say that believing it is that way for “normal” people much less for those of us completing higher education while at the same time battling an invisible illness.

I have managed to complete two chapters (almost) of reading for the homework due this week. I am hoping to get a head start on what is due next week so that way I am not running behind. My physical pain has returned in a fury…apparently not getting enough sleep (duh!) really brings on the pain!

How weird is it to say I’m thrilled to be going into my second semester in the program…but at the same time…I’m already tired and I haven’t begun! ๐Ÿ™‚

Back to the studies! ๐Ÿ™‚

YES YOU CAN!

YES YOU CAN! Those are three words that I find myself saying over and over again! Especially now that this my LAST weekend before classes start! I have spent such little time over the break studying (I did review some articles) that it is SOOO hard for my body to get back into the grove! BUT I keep telling myself “YES I CAN!.”

Life is tough! Life for people like us is extremely painful (some daysย I would say torture). I find myself saying “YES I CAN” from the moment I open my eyes until I close my eyes at night! SO YES YOU CAN! If I can you can! Don’t ever think you cannot do it!

That was my inspiration for tonight ๐Ÿ™‚ย off I am to read some of my chapters…then it is to bed and up for church and sunday school. I also have to get my bridesmaids dress!!! Woohoo let’s hope it FITS!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I will say doctoral coursework and weddings…it is TOUGH to buy a dress that will fit LOL!