I have officially completed the attendance portion of my first week of classes! The fact that I only have to report to class on Monday and Tuesday is both wonderful and daunting; I am going to have to figure out a good schedule for work, school, and working out, and then I will need to make sure I stick to it. Last week, I ordered a fancy planner with lots of stickers, and it arrived today. I am looking forward to setting that up tomorrow or Thursday.
So far, I am really enjoying my classes and am enthusiastic about the doing the readings and projects. I have made a few friends in my classes and even have a study date planned with one of them next week. A dark cloud in an otherwise lovely week is that I believe my laptop, which was never that great in the first place, has reached the end of its road. I had planned to but a new one soon anyway but wanted to wait until I could do more research and save up a little more money, but plans often don’t go the way we expect them to, do they? My new computer is scheduled to arrive next week, which is actually probably a good thing since I’ll be forced to spend time in the library while I don’t have a dependable computer at home. That could be helpful as I grow the habit of dedicating chunks of time to class work, as I won’t be as distracted as I might be at home. I am optimistic.
Something that made today great: I went to work out at the UREC with my supervisor during lunch. We ran two miles at a 10:28 pace!