17 credits later
For some reason I thought taking 17 credits last semester would be a good idea. I don't know how that thought came to be. In fact, I am the type of person who learns much better when I can focus on fewer classes and who panics when things get too busy and out of control. The idea was a little ambitious, especially since I worked part time as well. Somehow it turned out to be exactly what I thought it would be: a good idea. Things worked out exactly how they needed to.
It was a great idea and a great semester. So great that I'm signed up for round two: 17 credits over spring/summer.
I know. I'm crazy.