Sunday, July 19, 2009

Getting Ready

Fall semester is right around the corner. I love being a student, so I can't wait for school to start! I feel like a first grader again!

I was walking through the Computer Science building last week and caught a wiff of the cleaner they use in the classrooms. It must be the same cleaner that was used to clean the classrooms when I was small because the smell triggered the memory of the first day of school when I was a youngster. That was a pleasant memory - one filled with excitement, anticipation and expectation.

Two and one half years ago when I started back to school, I was so excited about being in college again that I cried after my first class. Yes, I cried, because it was something I had wanted to do for a long time and was finally getting the chance to do.

Now, two and one half years later, I find myself again in the familiar routine of figuring out where my classes are, how much time I have in between classes so I know whether I can leisurely stroll to my next class or whether I have to run like a crazy woman, buying my books and supplies, getting back into the habit of going to bed at a decent time, etc. Luckily, I have been researching this summer, so even though I did not go to summer school, I am still in the habit of studying, researching and writing.

I still have to get two out of the three children ready to go back to school as well. My second son will be returning to UTC as a sophomore and my daughter will be a senior in high school. It will be a very busy year for all of us - my three children and me.

Are you ready for fall semester? Get on your mark, get set, go! Stay tuned . . .

1 comment:

Caz said...

Good on you!! I too have just started University after wanting to do so for about 20 years! I spent the last two years at community college and my first day was Monday and, yes, when I sat in that chair in the lecture theatre, I felt like crying!!!! Good luck and it's so nice to read about other mature age "non-trad" students!