Thanks for all your support as I head back to school! It's greatly appreciated. I'm struggling a bit with the time management aspect of things, and have to keep reminding myself that the big 3-hour block between some of my classes isn't "free" time, it's time I need to read, do assignments, etc. This first full week hasn't been so bad, but starting next week it's going to be full on and I need to get my head around the fact that I can't just turn it off at the end of the day, there's going to be LOTS of homework and I need to be organized so I can get it all done.
I am NOT complaining. I am so happy to be learning - even if some of it, at this point, is stuff I already know. I have little chats with myself to remind me to just breathe...focus and listen...I've worked so hard to be here - am SO EXCITED (!!!) to be here - I can't mess up the experience by getting impatient and losing interest in the first few days. I just have to switch my brain from work mode to school mode. Once routines are established it will become easier. It's a bit clunky right now as I figure out the best place to leave all my textbooks, notebooks, tea mug, what I need for class, etc.
I promise I will write a much longer and more detailed post this weekend, but I just wanted to post to say "THANK YOU!"