"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'" ~ C. S. Lewis

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Two for Tuesday: Back to School

1. I am so excited for school to start. I get to see my school friends again and, because of my schedule, I actually get to see all 4 of the other senior TAs on a regular basis. Can't wait to try some of my new ideas for teaching. Excited about having Dr. G again. Can't wait to start some real work on my thesis.

2. I am so not ready for school to start. I was supposed to read a bunch of stuff over the summer. I did, but not for school. I read like 40 books this summer and only 5 of them were in any way related to school. I don't want to go back! I am scared about pulling my thesis together. I am nervous about the new professor I'm taking. I really don't want to know if I'm off the poo list of another professor, but I hope I am since they are one of my thesis advisers (and I know the "they" is technically not grammatically correct, but we have no other generic pronouns, so I like using they and you can't stop me). I'm scared about all the romantic poetry we have to read. I don't want to try to figure out what I'm going to do once I graduate.
funny pictures of cats with captions

So there you have it. Eek! What are your feelings about the start of the school year?


Laura Marcella said...

LoL. School is over for me, but I remember those conflicting feelings very clearly especially during my undergrad!

Marebabe said...

I'm also finished with school, but I remember, nearly always, excitement and eager anticipation at the start of a new semester. Even so, I'm glad that the flurry of "Back-to-School" shopping and activities (and homework!) no longer includes me. Rebecca, someday you will be a former student, too!

catherine said...

LOL! Two sides to everything ;-)

I am glad school has started back up--well teaching I should say--I like meeting new students (and some old ones who are taking other classes of mine) and it keeps me busy (which is good, minus grading...grr) and I always learn something. But I am not ready for some of the stress and of course that handful of students that I will want to kill by the time the semester is over LOL.