Monday, August 21, 2006

Today... being the first day...

(it seemed only fair to take a geeky picture of my first day since I force my kids to, EVERY year!)
meant... I was really very, VERY stressed. But I was quick to find out that so was everyone else, young and old (like me) and older. The best part was finding someone I knew from a class 3 yrs ago, and seeing Nicole again. (she was also a study buddy from 3 yrs ago) The first class was fundementals which was so dang overwhelming. Of course we already have homework assigned, but that wasn't the stressful part. The most stressful part was trying to figure out how to read the calendar assignment. I know that appears simple enough, but it is not. For each item you read, you have to check several sections of the module to know what you really need to study in the book. I finally got a used book of the one I needed, so that lowers my stress a little.

I also made my request for clinical rotations which start in 2 wks. I'm hoping to get St. Jude, but we'll see, I might get Plac. Linda which is pretty dang far, but that is better than Irvine.

The teachers are very nice, so everything should be okay. I just need to remember to take it one little chunk at a time!

I did have to sign up for the Pharm class that is online. That is really scary for me since I so rely on teacher/student interaction. But I did not have any choice since the other one was full.

1 comment:

Candice Carpenter said...

oh so proud of you! things can be overwhelming the first day, but it will get easier once you get into the swing of things. i start school monday...i'm already overwhelmed!