Attention everyone: I become a grad student in a week.
In related news: holy shit!
About a month back, Kyle and I were in Target when I happened upon their back to school display. Instead of being annoyed about a back to school display in the middle of the summer, I instead freaked out and insisted on back to school shopping! Every fall since I have been out of college I have been very jealous of everyone who was doing back to school shopping. I heart school. In other related news, I’m a nerd.
I’m in the process of getting everything ready to go for school, I found a desk (shopping in Kyle’s parents’ basement FTW!), bought a couple of prints from Nan Lawson of two of my favorite literary heroines to hang at my desk, along with some previous prints I had bought from her. Bought some great colorful felt pens and highlighters. You know…. All of the FUN stuff.
All of the important stuff is still on my “to-do” list, and last night it almost gave me a panic attack. As of Wednesday night I still needed to:
- Buy a headset (it’s online coursework after all)
- Buy books for course #2 that were just given to us
- Attend an hour session to make sure my computer is compatible with the software for classes
- Buy a suitcase since mine broke on the way home from Vegasssssssssssssssss
- Do laundry
- Switch over car insurance
- Cancel cable (since I’m quitting cable, I figure it’s smart that I don’t pay for the 6 days I’m out of town)
Not to mention that in my head I THOUGHT IT WAS THURSDAY. And Kyle’s birthday is on Tuesday the day before I leave, AND I HAD YET TO GET ANYTHING TOGETHER FOR HIS BIRTHDAY EITHER.
[insert panic attack here please]
But then I woke up Thursday morning and realized it was actually just Thursday and not Friday like I had originally thought, and I calmed down a bit. Uh anxiety…. you’re a be-atch.
I’ll get all of the stuff done on my list. I’ll get my 13 mile long run in Monday morning before work. I’ll make a damn good effort at a 5k PR this weekend (apparently it’s been 14 months since I’ve raced a 5k….weird). Kyle will have a great birthday. And I’ll be the smartest person in my class.
Ok, that’s the other thing. What if I’m dumb all of a sudden? It’s been over 5 years since I’ve been a student. Dear Brain, Please still be smart. Thanks. Xoxo Jerbear
And I’ll leave you with this random tidbit, whenever the topic of school comes up when I’m talking with Kyle, we immediately break in to the Billy Madison “back to school” song. We seriously sing it in its entirety trading off each line. We’re the biggest dorks. But I like it.
Tips for this back to school girl? Alabama kids: any restaurants I need to eat it? Bars I need to test out? Running routes to explore? I need to make the most of my short stay down south!