Whew! Last week was jam paaaaaacked. Here is what happened, bullet point style...
- Kids went back to school mid-week, therefore traffic slowed down considerably in my store.
- I started grad school on Wednesday.
- One of my assistants decided to accept a new job and only gave me a 6 day notice. Nice.
- My boss decided to visit, which I welcomed with open arms and practically started bawling when I let all my stress come flying out. (I didn't though, don't worry.)
- I spent over $200 on books for TWO classes.
- Then returned one of them because one of my classmates let us know it's $50 cheaper on Amazon. Thank you!
That's pretty much it... doesn't sound like much when I put it like that, but the week literally flew by for me. Wednesday felt like Monday afternoon to me. Seriously.
Grad school is definitely intense so far. But, in a good way.
I'm taking two classes. Educational Psychology (holy, reading. Good lord) and Introduction to Special Education. So far I can tell I am going to love them both. Especially the Ed. Psych class. The prof is my advisor and I absolutely adore her. I met with her way back in March to go over the program and see if it was a good fit for me and she was so helpful. I can't wait to get to know her better.
The group projects are a little out of control, in fact the projects in general are a little out of control. All I have to compare to is my bachelors where many of my classes were lecture, test, lecture, test until about the last year and a half when I was deep into my major, which considering I was not a design major and more a business type major I had very few classes where projects determined the bulk of my grade.
The only thing I am actually disappointed in is the fact that my special education class has undergrads in it. It sounds like this is quite the norm at Drake and maybe it's the norm at every university but I do not remember having graduate students in any of my classes at Iowa State. Does anyone know if this is common? The class is about 50/50 and we cover the same content, but we have a different syllabus and do a few different things (in addition) to what they do.
Work is going okay, I had an assistant manager quit last week so I am on the hunt for a new one. I actually breathed a sigh of relief when she turned in her notice (if you can even call that a notice) because she was jam packed with drama. I don't do well with hurtful gossip, which seemed to be one of her favorite pastimes. Yeaaaaahhhhh.... No, thanks!
Anyway, that is the skinny with me. What's up with you?