By Lynn Parsons
Ever since I heard President Uchtdorf speak about slowing down, it's been preying on my mind.
Last year, I had 80 students on my caseload (I make sure they get the right services, do their paperwork, meet with parents, do testing, etc.). This year I have 111. That means lots of (unpaid) overtime. So, I get home late . . . .
I decided to get my PhD last summer in a reaction to an empty nest. It will also allow me to take a university position . . . with no overtime! But right now, it gives me homework to do.
Thanksgiving means a full house plus grandpa & future daughter in law. Plus 3 November birthdays.
When I started the classes, I didn't know my younger son would be getting married in December. He's also graduating. That means attending his sealing and reception in Logan, followed by Christmas in Logan, then a race back to Texas followed by a reception here!
So, I'm making Christmas plans (and buying presents) for 9 adults and two grandchildren. Plus two stray adults we've picked up along the way. That's going to be one full rental house!
I was trying to rush through the classes and finish sooner, but President Uchtdorf told me to slow down.
I've also decided to change my approach. Instead of letting what I have to do prey on my mind, I've decided to mind my prayers.
I'll let you know how it all turns out!