Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Back to the Grindstone

Today is my last day of winter break. Classes start tomorrow. I always have mixed feelings every semester. On the one hand, I'm really close to my BA and so the start of every semester is exciting for that reason alone. I also like learning, strangely enough. I like the direction taking classes gives me as well. Also, I'm really looking forward to 3 of my 4 classes this semester. In my Lit class, we're going to be reading and analyzing some really good novels, stories, and poetry.

On the other hand, the pressure can be overwhelming sometimes. Being a full time student, mom, and wife has it's challenges. To make things even more interesting, the Mister is going to Maryland for two weeks of training next month. But like I said, that will just make things interesting and I don't see that as an added challenge. I spent three years virtually alone in Vermont, two weeks is cake. The challenge will be all his since he's also taking three classes this semester and our laptop is less than reliable. One BIG challenge is that despite my school's bookstore's guarantee that my books would be here before the start of classes, I still don't have my books for my Spanish class. NONE of them. I've never started classes without my books before and it has me really worried. Luckily, the first week of classes is a light one so it shouldn't be that hard to catch up provided they arrive sometime before Sunday.

Aside from school starting back up, I've been trying to get The Bourne Identity finished. It's been an interesting read and I'm a little over half way through it. I'm also trying to clear my chest out. The kids and the husband have succeeded in making me ill. The Mister (and about 10 - 15 other people in his shop) was sick all last week despite his having gotten his flu shot (it was the nose spray and not actually a shot though.) which just reinforces my opinion that the flu shot is worth bupkis. Then, the oldest child came home from a sleepover with a fever on Saturday. I just knew that they were going to give it to me and sure enough, here I am. The timing couldn't be worse but what can ya do.

8 comments:

  1. I always hated having to go back to classes for Spring semester..when it was cold, dark, and just plain icky! How much longer do you have until you get your BA?
    Feel better! A lot of people I know and work with have had some really bad chest/head cold.

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  2. I am so looking forward to this semester because when it is over I will have my AA. Which took me like forever with all the stopping I had to do. These last few classes are going to breeze by. (Or so I hope)

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  3. Pam~~I'll have my BA by the end of the summer semester, 2009. That's five semesters including the one I just started.

    Jennifer~~With all the obstacles you've faced, you should feel proud of yourself that you're still doing it. So many people would have given up. I can't remember, were you planning on going for your bachelor's too?

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  4. I am planning on it, but I am taking it one step at a time. I still have to work and stuff.

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  5. oh, you are pretty close!! You at the "light at the end of the tunnel" portion of getting your degree. haha.

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  6. Yeah. Considering it will have taken me 5 years and one semester to get a four year degree, I'm pretty excited to be at this point finally.

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  7. Being an adult student is definitely very challenging. I am trying to make my way through school also! I love school, but I have a hard time balancing work/school/home.

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  8. Angel~~Despite the challenges and burnouts, I still like being a student. Good luck with your classes.

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