So remember when I made that big announcement about going back to schoool and then never mentioned it again? All things wedding took over for a few months, but now it’s time to start talking about it! Exactly one week from today, I will walk into my first class since I graduated from Penn State Behrend in 2007.
I know in the original post I said that I was starting in August, and taking only one class my first semester, but obviously, plans changed. Apparently there are so many students in my same position – working full time, and taking classes at night – that the school decided to build us our own curriculum. Now I’m starting October 1st, and taking three classes right off the bat! This is a little scary, but I guess I can always drop something if it becomes too much. I did already switch up my schedule a little, as they had me in a classroom three nights per week, and I knew I would get overwhelmed pretty quickly with that. Luckily, my friend Nikki is my recruiter, and she spoke to an advisor for me. They got it changed so I’m on the ground two nights, and the third class is online, so I can work on it whenever I want. I know this will be much easier for me to keep up with!
So here’s my new schedule:
Monday – Work from home 7-4, On-ground class 6-9:35
Tuesday – Work in office 7-4, On-ground class 6-9:35
Wednesday - Work from home 7-4
Thursday – Work in office 7-4
Friday – Work in office 7-4
As you can see, I’ll have plenty of time Wed-Fri to get my homework and online stuff done, as well as the occasional weekend, though I hope to keep those free. It also really helps that I work from home two days per week, so Tuesday will be the only day I’ll have to be downtown, literally, the entire day. Luckily, the two hours before class will give me time to work on homework in the school’s labs, which are full of giant iMacs. I’ll be in my own version of heaven :)
Basically, I’m super pumped to be starting this new endeavor. I’m only a little nervous to be back in the classroom and on a more strict schedule, but I’m pretty sure I can handle it. Afterall, first semester only goes until Christmas, and I hate to even mention this, but that is only 3 months away!
Now I just need to go back-to-school shopping for a couple cute notebooks, new pens, and a fantastic planner!
Any words of wisdom for a back-to-schooler? Any great planner recommendations?