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Friday, August 27, 2010

You've been through worse

I have been texting my friend and my cousin all week about MTSU's parking. They both attended there, and my friend is currently pursuing her master's degree. Yesterday, I went to buy my books and asked about the parking lot where I want to park and was told it fills up by 7:30 a.m. Yeah, right. I have a kid to get to school. There's no way I can get there that early.

After I texted my cousin about another spot, she called me. She told me I was worrying too much about parking and overthinking it. She said it would be hard for the first two weeks and after that, people would start dropping classes. It would be easier to find a parking spot then.

Then she totally summed it up for me. She said, "You've been through worse. You can do this." She's right. She totally put it in perspective for me. I have been through worse. I made it through that, and I can make it through finding a parking space and finding my way to class.

Tomorrow is my first day, and I know I will be able to find parking on a Saturday. I'm looking forward to this class because of it's Foundations of Mental Health Counseling and that's what I want to do when I finish school. I also have to admit I'm a bit nervous to be 33 years old in a classroom full of kids.

Please wish me luck. I know I'll be fine tomorrow, but the panic is still there about Monday. I am just trying to remember that I have been through worse, and if I can get through that, I can get through this.


Ami said...

You'll do fine. Think of all the things you know that they don't. Life experiences. Wisdom.

And no, I am not joking.

You are miles ahead before you even start.

Leah (aka Mary_not_Martha) said...

Just hold your head up high. I just posted how I was "dissed" at MSU orientation by a student - I won't let that hold me back even though I'm 39 and they are 18. You'll be surprised that the professors will like you - they know you won't blow them off because of a hangover!

Pam the Realtor said...

How is school going?