Friday, August 27, 2010

First week of school!

One week down, about three million to go.  I am horrible at reading maps so I've put several miles on my sneakers this week trying to find my way around campus.  Today is Friday, I've been to all of my classes (all four this week) and I think I'm learning my way around.

My husband attending UNCC in the 90's and he's been helpful in directing me to parking areas near my classrooms.  My daughter attended UNCC a year ago and she's been helpful directing me around campus as well.

I can't wait to learn.  I have always been a reader, mostly of fiction literature, but the occasional non-fiction finds its way in as well.  My english instructor recommended a couple of books to us today and I am going to the used book store tomorrow to see if I can find them-one in particular-"The Art of Thinking" by Ernest Dimnet.

I have four classes this semester.  Psychology, English, Global civilization and Ethics.  One evening class-considering how late I was able to sign up, I'm happy it's the only one.  All of the instructors are personable and have, in my opinion, been open about what they expect from students. 

I'm extremely excited about Ethics.  As someone who has worked in a field so polluted with politics it will be refreshing to hear what my younger counterparts think about the world.  I have the feeling that many of them will be in for a very rude awakening in years to come.

Lots of people everyday are committed to furthering their educations all the while holding down full-time jobs, raising families, and keeping households on course.  My hat is off to each of you.  I know how hard that is to accomplish.  I don't know how I managed to find the great guy I did, but I will be ever grateful that he is encouraging me to do this-to get my four year degree, and I am grateful that we are in a position right now, today, that I can make this attempt without having to worry about working as well.  It could change, and if it does, I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.  Not to worry though, I am putting in my shifts at home, doing laundry, cooking, cleaning house, and entertaining a very spoiled little dachshund.

So, off the blog and onto some reading.  Wish me luck!!!