I adore back-to-school season. It’s hands down, my favourite time of year. By the time September rolls around, I’m more than happy to abandon my summer vibes and get back to warm drinks and crazy study hours. What I’m less excited about is finding ways to balance school and work during the academic year.
For me, and a lot of other students out there (I know you’re out there), there’s no way I’d be able to afford school without working part-time during the year. The ability to earn even a few extra dollars that I can spend on coffee when I’m cramming for an exam is so important to me.
If you’re debating whether or not you can balance a part-time job with university, debate no more! As long as you have the smallest shred of time management skills and some motivation, you can do anything. But here are a few tips to help you out along the way!
There’s something you should probably know about me. I love school. Even when I’m having a difficult time with classes, I can’t bring myself to abandon my love of education. A lot of people think I’m crazy, but love doesn’t always make sense.
That being said, I enjoy the break I get in the summer like any other gal. For a few months I don’t have to worry about my GPA or how I’m going to fit everything into my crazy schedule. All I’m responsible for is working and spending time with friends.
Since my schedule relaxes during the summer, I tend to let myself get a little… lazy when it comes to my normal routines. I barely look at my planner and my bedtime routine completely falls apart. From May-August, this is completely okay, but come September I know I need to kick my bum back into gear.
If this sounds like you, I have a few things you can do in August to make sure you’re ready to kick September’s bum.