grad school

Today is the first official day of graduate school and the myriad of emails from the school have already started. Technically, my first class isn’t until Wednesday evening and then my second class is Thursday evening. As you can probably tell, I am only going part-time for now until I can get a feel for the workload.

If everything goes according to plan, I hope that school won’t be as bad as I think it is and then I can get a second job on the days that I don’t have class. Which would mean more money for my family. But, as you know how things go, things will probably not go according to plan and it will just be me working my full-time job now and going to school part-time until I get a hang for the workload then maybe bump it up to working full-time and going to school full-time. Anyway, those are just my thoughts.

I am very nervous about starting graduate school. I’m nervous that I won’t be able to keep up. I’m nervous that I will stress eat a gain 500 pounds. I’m nervous that I will make it all the way through the program just to not find a good paying “not entry level” job. I’m scared of getting into more student debt. I’m scared of being on such a big campus at night and not really being familiar with it. Thankfully, though, I did spot some emergency telephones around the campus.