It’s been 14 years, but I’m officially a college student again. As I explained previously, I’m working toward a Master’s in Education online through Wilkes University with the hopes of one day teaching middle school English.
I couldn’t be doing this without the tremendous support Molly gives me.
To be honest, I was pretty nervous yesterday, which was the first day I could log into my class programs. It’s been 14 years, can I handle a class load? How would I handle the online classes. It would mean I’d have to be very dedicated. I couldn’t let the kids distract me when I was working on class. I was going to have to be more disciplined than I’ve ever been. Can I really do this?
When I logged into my main class, one of my first assignment was to introduce myself. Another student had already introduced herself. She graduated more recently than I did, but she was also coming from communications. I felt a connection. By the time I’d read her introduction, another student had posted his. He’d graduated college before I started high school. Another non-traditional student. I felt a connection.
Today I woke up, concentrating on getting Michael off to school. It’s only four blocks away, up hill. So we walk. As I got out the door, I thought, “Hey, I should get a picture of my first day at school.”