School started today. After 18 months of this, I start my Senior Capstone work this quarter. I’m also taking four classes. Nineteen units. Because I’m insane? Yeah, probably. But mostly because unless I do I’ll have 2 straggling credits shy that will keep me from walking in May. And because of that, I can do this. I can. I have to keep telling myself that, because today? Was a doozy. And it’s not over yet. I’m home for all of 25 minutes, before I have to leave for my night class.
I’m doing my capstone, and I’m taking basic Algebra. Because in all the massive amount of credits I’ve accumulated, in all my perfect scores and 4.0 grades, I have avoided math until the last possible minute. I am terrified. But I have to do this. I would rather face hungry lions and divorce attorneys than take this math class, and the one that comes next, which is what I really need- but so help me, I’m going to do it. I only almost cried once today, when she was explaining the difference between rational and irrational numbers- brief flashbacks to flunking- but I dealt, and then I went to the book store and really cried when I saw my math text was $130. Yes, really. Puke.
Wednesday’s are going to suck. I have two classes at the main University campus, which is 20+ miles from my house- most of my coursework has been done at the downtown campus, but there are two classes only offered at the main, so Monday-Friday, to the main I go. Anticipation of this was a huge part of why I traded the Suburban for the smaller car. My other two classes are at my regular campus. It’s only about a 15 minutes drive. Jeffrey has Scouts on Wednesday night, and Abby only has kindergarten every other Wednesday, so this going to take some serious juggling… but… it has to happen. So I best figure out how to juggle. Fast.
I’m trying not to panic- the first week of every quarter is always hard while you get your bearings- and I keep reminding myself of that. I haven’t figured out how to get my books yet, but I’m going to keep looking for creative solutions, and I only have to do this until finals in December. That’s what I keep telling myself.
Somewhere between now and then, I have to take the GRE and apply for grad school too. I need a wife.