In Part 1 I discussed what the Breakthrough class is about and why I decided to take it. Part 2 discussed what I gained from the class and what I loved about it. And now for the practical part. I was determined to take this class, but how would I pull it off with such a busy schedule?
Each week I received an email with an MP3, source sheets and homework sheets. I copied the worksheets onto my Google Drive and saved the MP3 on my phone. Technology is awesome. I always had what I needed for the class with me.
Aside from the work I had to do in the class, finding time to take it was really hard. I had a long commute, but it was generally loud and choppy- I moved from train to train and didn’t have much “me” time. But I made it work. I listened to 25-30 minutes of the class at a time, while I was taking notes and internalizing the messages. I didn’t do this every day, but tried to do it at least 2-3 commutes during the week. This is also when I did the class homework.
It took me quite a while to complete the class. With Purim and Pesach in between I did not keep up with the 6-week schedule. I also found that there were weeks when I worked from home more often than I had done in the past and with fewer commutes, I had less time to listen to the class.
There was however one time I was driving to my doctor’s office alone in the car. At that time I just remember thinking, “I better turn on the class!” and I did. I truly just tried to take advantage of the little time I had alone.
I’m a huge believer that if you want something done, ask a busy person. I was a busy person and proved that if you really want something you can make time for it.
Until next time,