So yesterday I had my first class and.. to be honest, I'm a bit overwhelmed. The syllabus seems manageable, thank god. A research project, a report on the situation at the local school district, a few response papers. I think I can handle the coursework. But the reality is that I haven't been thinking about my field since I stopped working over a year ago. And the last year has been George George George, with the occasional bit of quilting, travel, or shopping thrown in. A balance will need to be struck here, but at the moment I'm struggling and almost pessimistic that it can be found..
When he finally went down for a nap this afternoon I sat down at the computer and tried to write a draft of my first short assignment-- I felt...lost. Completely unprepared and truly overwhelmed at the amount of time and effort I should put into doing this right. I didn't understand the terminology she used in the question so I turned to wikipedia, that trusty wealth of knowledge, but once you start there you keep clicking, reading, clicking, reading some more.. Reading through my notes again I found something I had wanted to search for so I found the webpage, but then more reading, clicking, reading.. you get the idea. 90 minutes later I had written 2 paragraphs and George's nap was over.