Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Orientation Done!!

Well, I finally finished my three week orientation class. I have a week until I start the real thing. I start with remedial courses pretty much: Principles of Health and Wellness ( :P) and Introduction to University Studies (blah!). Oh well, at least I'm in and starting! I know it's a long road and not a lot of folks believe that I will finish, but I will! I'm trying to gather as much support as possible because, truthfully, I am not what you would call a "finisher". I tend to bite off more than I can chew. This time, though, I am taking a slow and comfortable pace. I am in no real hurry, I have no need to race anyone to the finish line. I have nothing to prove to anyone except myself! I have ideas of what I would like to do when I finish each of my goals...like PARTIES!! My gift to me for finishing the orientation is going on to the next level and begin working on my AA. I am both excited and nervous, but here I go nonetheless.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Yay Me!!

I have done a lot in secret lately, but I'm trying to stop that. I believe there are things you should keep to yourself, of course, but the things I have been holding to myself have just been out of insecurity. I don't like to be judged (even though it's one of my favorite pastimes). I actually care what people think of me and I don't think that is a bad thing as long as it's not taken too far. I don't like rejection either, it effects me in a bad way. I was hesistant to share my entering into school again for fear that I would fail and people would ask about it. At this point and time I do not feel like I am going to fail, in fact I feel quite positive about it. I understand my risks so don't you worry. With that being said, I have another little secret to share: I have been trying to take better care of myself. I don't like to say "diet" because to me that seems to imply that it will all come to an end rather than being a life-long venture. I don't have a weight goal (that's too depressing for me) but I do have a simple goal of just doing better (whatever that means to me). I won't go into too much detail on how I'm doing it simply because I don't want any unsolicited advice. What I am doing is actually working for me, thus the "Yay Me" title of this post! I don't stand on scales because I will obsess too much about that, but I can tell it's starting to work because my clothes fit much better! I pulled my more snug pair of jeans right out of the dryer and put them on without any trouble! No huffing and puffing, no having to manuever my body positioning to fit in my jeans. Nope. Just put 'em on one leg at a time! It..was..AWESOME!! I don't think my weight loss is very noticable, but at least I can tell and that helps me carry on! Yay Me!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Merry Christmas to ME!!

I don't know why it has taken me almost 3 weeks to realize that my school starts just two days after Christmas!! Right now I am doing an orientation class to get me acquainted with the classroom format for an online course. It is a 3 week class which ends on the 18th of December. Then my REAL schooling begins on the 27th! WOW! So excited and so scared at the same time. I think I'm ready for it though. Bring it!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Week 2 of School

Just like Alice of Wonderland fame, this school stuff is getting curiouser and curiouser.
Right now I'm only in the trial or Orientation phase, but I've already ridden the roller coaster of knowledge a few times. Some things have been difficult to get the hang of, but like so many other classrooms, I was not the only one with questions (and many of them the same!) But I think I'm finally getting the hang of it all...except...
Because there is no formal classroom that we all meet in (we're all in different states including the Professor) we have to have discussions somehow. In order to be flexible for all involved, the idea of Skyping or any other online video chat is really out of the question. So, we all do sort of a chat room/blog room. The teacher posts questions for us to respond to during the week and we post our reply. The frustrating part of it is, you don't get credit for just replying to the question. You have to comment on others comments. I'm not very good at this because although I blog in a lot of ways it is just me with a few comments here and there...and I'm not graded on it!
Oh well...I guess I have to be more friendly and comment more...here goes week 2!