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!