Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Five days to liftoff...

In five days I will set foot in the classroom as a student for the first time in ten years. I have equal levels of excitement and trepidation, just never at the same time. The first step in this process is to complete my prerequisites, classes that will get me to the level I need to be in order to compete at the University of Minnesota. Mortuary Science is a four year degree, and since I already have my college degree, I'll need to just do the prerequisites and then one year of the "official" mortuary science classes. The plan is to be ready to enter the U of M in the fall of 2009.

I am excited because the day I walk into the classroom my dreams turns from an "I'm going to" into an "I am." I'm nervous because this time around I know how much work college is--that they're serious about that 2-3 hours of studying per class hour. Excited to learn new things. Nervous that I might get a B. Excited to show off how smart I am. Nervous that I might think I'm smarter than I actually am.

Either way, at the end of the day it's the classes that will help lead me closer to my goal. If it's not meant to be, I'll find that out and I'll be better for the experience. If it is meant to be, and I believe it is, I'll succeed and my hard work will pay off.


TT. said...

Very exciting! I'm constantly amazed at the ambition some people have -- being able to work all day, go to school at night, and still be relatively sane and creative. Kudos to you and best of luck on your new great adventure!

Kelly said...

Ha-the sanity and creativity remains to be seen.

Thanks for the luck--I'll be needing it, I assume, Monday afternoon when I head to Biology for the first time since before I could legally drive a car.