It's that time of year again. That time when you wake up in the morning and realize you have a full day of work and school ahead of you. That time when you realize you will be trading valuable sleeping hours for just a little more time to write a paper you procrastinated. That time when you finally finish an 8-hour work day, hurry to catch the bus, and drag your feet as you walk up the hill to campus. Yes, it's September and I'm in school once again.
Things are a little bit different this time around. For one thing, I'm not going to BYU. I'm going to Cal State East Bay. We watched part of a film in class on Wednesday and I was the only one that was phased by the use of the F-word. (Reality check, Celia...people do swear.) My classmates and I are pretty much taking all of our classes together so it would be in my best interest to get to know these people very well. (Luckily there are some very nice people in my classes that I've already become "friends" with so it hasn't been as difficult as I thought. One of the guys was actually in my graduating class at Northgate High School.) It was easy in my history classes at BYU to just sit and take notes, make occasional comments, and roll my eyes when that one kid in the front row raised his hand for the tenth time. Since this is vocational training and not just education, I'm getting the feeling that my usually passive-yet-attentive style is not really going to work here.
But not everything is different here. Campus is still up on a hill. It's within walking distance (although my walk to Cal State East Bay, Concord Campus is considerably longer than the one I would take up to BYU everyday).
|View of Mt. Diablo on my way to school.|
|Walking to campus.|
|Cal State University, East Bay - Concord Campus|
|There were about 20 turkeys walking around campus the first time I came out of class. This is the only one that didn't run away from me :)|
So it's back to riding the bus, back to taking notes, back to long hours writing papers, back to sitting in front of computer screens, back to thinking, back to reality. I got this!