School starts today!
I won't normally have classes on Monday; since I work all weekend, I didn't schedule any classes on Mondays or Fridays. But this week there are a bunch of special workshops and orientations, plus a combined lecture for all incoming iSchool students. The combined lecture is great for me - it means I didn't miss classes while we were in New Mexico, as I originally was going to.
So this is a bit of a hell week for me, but it's only one week.
Here's a cool bit. A long-time wmtc reader and blog-friend, Lisa, will be my classmate! Lisa, also changing career directions, did a college course to become a library tech. Now she's working at the University of Toronto library and getting her Master's degree to become a librarian. We've never met in person, but soon will. Small, small world.
I'm pleased to report that I'm a lot less nervous than I thought I'd be. I'm nervous, for sure. I mean, how could I not be? I'm anxious about the time factor - how I'm going to handle the increased work load, and get enough rest for my health, and still enjoy my life. And right now, my stomach is in knots.
But I'm not crazy-anxious, not sick-anxious. Deep down, I know that I'll take it as it comes, and figure it out as I go along. Ah, the joys of age. I'm also so fortunate to have a great support network, from my partner, from my family via long-distance, from Campaign friends, and from you all (with some overlap there).
So here I go.