Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Student Again

Last night was my orientation for grad school. To be very honest, I have mixed feelings about embarking on this adventure. It's continuing ed, the application wasn't that rigorous, and those elements allowed me to avoid thinking about how much time and energy would be invested in this program. Of course I knew, but I haven't had to put much time and energy into it yet, so it was easy to keep pretending that I could still read the same number of novels, watch lots of Netflix, spend days lollygagging around with Todd, and generally continue on as I always had--only I could proudly say I was a grad student, too.

Orientation was the wake up call, reminding me once and for all that that is so not the case. I met everyone in my program last night--there are only 18 of us (15 women), and everyone I met seemed smart, interesting, and to have a lot to offer. It got me excited about what I'll really be doing for the next two years, but it reminded me what I won't be doing, too.

My first class is next Tuesday, and I need to buy books this week for the pre-class reading assignment. Things have changed already.

6 comments:

Tina said...

It's a lot. But you can so handle it!!! And, I'm more than a little bit jealous. This is going to be such a good thing for you. :):):)

Now get reading, sister! :)

Rena said...

At least now you can justify breaking your resolution not to buy any more books!

cliebs said...

I am so proud of you.

Spooky said...

It's so exciting, though!

anne said...

Good luck! For what you'll be giving up, you'll be gaining so much. I look forward to hearing about your classes.

dillon designs said...

I have a feeling that it's going to be so much more interesting and awesome than watching netflix on the couch.

I mean, not for *me*, but... ;o)