Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Back-to-school

Yesterday I headed to College of the Redwoods to buy my books for the biology class I'm taking this fall. This is the first prerequisite class I need to complete before I can be considered for the nursing program. There are three or four others, as well. Of course, I didn't take many science classes at all when I earned my BA in journalism.

It was soooo weird walking on the campus to the bookstore. On one hand, I felt incredibly old. But for a few seconds, I almost felt like a 19-year-old again, crossing a college campus for the first time. It was weird. I guess it helped that Tim stayed home with the kids so I wouldn't have to drag their whiny bodies around campus. Then I would have KNOWN I am old. LOL!

So I only have two textbooks for this class, yet the grand total was $145! I guess in the nine-plus years since I have graduated college, I had forgotten just how expensive that stuff is.

Wish me luck when I start class on August 27. I am excited, but also scared a bit because it has been so long since I've been a student. This is the first step toward my new career, and that is awesome!!

Today's stats:
Bike:
Distance: 10 miles
Time: 36:06

3 comments:

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

I'm shocked...I thought you were 19! ;-)

Great job with the ride. Good luck with the class.

J~mom said...

I have very similar emotions about going back to school! It's going to be fun to use my brain for something other then the grocery list or how much motrin to give. ;>)

Great ride!!

Laurel said...

You'll do great.

I went back at 27 after 7 years off and I went through the "feeling old" and worrying about how I will do. Trust me, being an older student has it's advantages. Especially when it comes to taking it seriously.

I graduated with a 3.9 and won the award in my major during graduation. Now I have an awesome job as an art director in an ad agency. Ha, and 4 years ago, I thought I was going to be a bartender forever.