Monday, January 05, 2009

Ready or not, here I come

The house is mostly tidy (there's a little bit left to do tonight), the kitchen and bathroom are clean (I even took apart the stove top and scrubbed), the bedroom is de-dust-bunnied, the laundry is done, and all in all, I would not be embarrassed if any of you walked in unannounced. Assuming, that is, that the Queen does not read this blog, which I'm pretty sure she doesn't, but if SHE walked in the house unannounced I would have a fit. Normal people, though? It's clean enough for you.

The pens are bought, the notebooks are ready. All the textbooks I can find for cheap on the internet have either arrived or should arrive today. I will get the rest of the books at the school bookshop. My school bag is packed.

I have a plan to get the car checked out before the first big school drive, and everything is set. School starts tomorrow, people!

Oh, well, perhaps I should mention that everything is ready to go APART from the raging butterflies in my stomach. I am scared that I have picked the wrong second career. I hope that this is ME, but I don't know it for certain yet. I am scared of just the sheer number of hours a week I will have to devote to studying and working - what if I crack under the pressure? I am scared of the time I will spend driving to and fro each day - basically it involves 8 hours a week on an interstate which is a scary scary road at times. Not to mention that 3 days a week I will be finishing school at 10pm - will the road be full of drunks? Will I fall asleep at the wheel? Will my car last or fall apart? I am scared that my fat ass will burst through my scrub pants because I was too vain to try on the XL size. I am nervous about meeting new people, hoping that my classmates are nice - I am with the same class all through the 3 years of school, so if one of them is annoying, it's going to be a loooong 3 years.

But I am excited as well. I am happy nervous as well as scared nervous. I have no worries about the science side of it (after all, I have textbooks such as "the microbiology coloring book" so it can't be too hard). I am nervous about the sheer volume of stuff that will have to be memorized, (I mean, have you seen how many acupuncture points there are?), but I am sure that I can do that if I work hard enough, and I guess other people manage to find three different pulses in your wrist, so I figure I should be able to do it too after I am taught. I think I'll make some good friends, and I think it'll be a lot of fun. And I hope there'll be a cute single guy at the school who is looking for a gal just like me. But if not, maybe someone at the school will know a cute single guy.


bleu said...


So exciting.

Rachel said...

Aw, you'll do great. I made it thru 3 years of grad school with the same classmates, and I liked that better than having new ones every semester. We were all up in each other's business!
Best of luck!

Almamay said...

Oh, how exciting! I was thinking your first day this morning when I was on my way to work. I can't wait to hear how it went.

calliope said...

you are going to do GREAT!! I am so so so effing excited and proud of you. So.
Thinking net vibes for you to help catch the butterflies.

Cindy said...

How exciting, Sarah! Have a great first day!!!!

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you know that I am thinking about you and wish you a great first day! And, for the being worried about falling asleep while driving, I've found making sure I have to pee helps. I could never fall asleep while "needing to go". :O My assvice for what it's worth. Deb (Deb2You2)

Almamay said...

I keep checking back for news. Hope it went well and you are having such a good time you can't possibly blog.

Cassandra said...

Hope your first day of school went wonderfully!

Most people in acupuncture school seem to be pretty cool (according to those I know who have gone through it) so hopefully you'll make some good friends.

The meridians are really linear so that seems straightforward to memorize; the Chinese names seem hard for a lot of people, but the meanings of those names are often really lovely!

battynurse said...

Good luck!!