Here I am.
I survived my marathon work/school/work and now snow day, and I've managed to get the kids out of the house and into the snow for at least 15 minutes. Time enough for a quick blog update.
Tuesday was my first night of class.
American Cinema, which counts as my American History credit. I wasn't sure what to think about the class description, but once we met the professor ("call me Pete, not Dr. Bender"), I was hooked.
He loves his subject. He is excited to teach this class of thirty-something nurses a bit about American film. And though I can't speak for the rest of them, I am excited to be there.
Opening a crisp new notebook and putting pen to paper, jotting notes while watching this movie:
Discussing the movie afterward, noticing plots, subplots, hidden meanings and methods of cinematography...stimulating our brains and urging us to broaden our horizons and think outside the box.
I know these next two and a half years are going to be a lot of work. Papers, midterms, finals, clinicals. I'm sure there will be classes that I won't love (nursing theory and research, yuck). But sitting there in that classroom, I remember how much I love to learn. And I'm excited to be a student again, after all these years.
Several of you have said you are thinking of going back. I'm telling you: sign up for one class that sounds interesting. Get back in the classroom. See how much you love it. Then blog about it, 'kay? (Yes, Suzann and Rebecca, I'm talking to you!)