Education is the movement from darkness to light. ~Allan Bloom

Today’s the first official class day for me.  I logged into the online system on Friday to check out the syllabus and get mentally prepared for today, but I got pretty overwhelmed.

I have all of my materials ready… my book, pens, pencils and notebook

But it’s still a high-anxiety event.

I already have three post-high school degrees, so the idea of going to school is easy for me.  This time around, however, is in a completely different format, and it scares me a bit.  Maybe it shows my age.

This entire degree program is an online program.  It forces me to really work on my time management skills, which I still struggle with sometimes.  Also, it’s using a completely different form of citation and paper structure that I’m going to have to learn.  I think the idea of learning a completely new writing form is what scares me the most.  I’ve always been a scientist, and most scientists don’t know how to write.  I am one of those scientists.  But I’ll have to work hard to get my points across in a concise manner.  I became the queen of fluff… and now I have to work to remove that.

But, it finishes off another to-do: Go back to school.  This first class lasts until October 24, then the next one starts the 25th. Wish me luck as I embark on this new journey to my desired career!

Comments

  1. Good luck!!! I am half way through my Masters! I know how anxiety-inducing school can be! You’ll do great though!

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