Monday, September 28, 2009

The New Girl At School

I enrolled in a class at the local community college. I'm taking Japanese now. Today was the first day.

When I enrolled in this class I had to send over transcripts to make sure I met the prerequisites for the class. I felt really old digging up those artifacts. But somehow I managed to get accepted into the college and I found my way through the new computer system and enrolled in the class.

This morning I started to get a little nervous. I don't know my way around campus. Where do I park? Will I be able to find the classroom? What if the other kids don't like me? What if the school nurse from my kids' school tries call me during class (As if that would ever happen!)? Typical first day concerns. Nothing really to worry about. Then as I'm walking out the door to leave for my class I realize that maybe I have a real concern. I realize that I don't have a notebook or a pen. Ok, maybe I do have something to worry about.

I don't think I'm ready for this.

20 comments:

a corgi said...

I think it is awesome you taking that class! you will do fine!!! eventually it will be "old hat" for you and you'll be sharing what you are learning here on your blog (hope you do)

I'm proud of you for taking this leep for yourself!!!

betty

Unseen Rajasthan said...

You forgot the basic stuff pen and paper ? This is funny but it happens when we are nervous.Unseen Rajasthan

Snaggle Tooth said...

Koni chi wah! (bow)
That's all I know- Learned in from a commercial.

Good luck with class, sounds like fun-
There is no ready, there is only wing-it!

MaBunny said...

taking Japanese sounds ike it would fun, but it sounds like a difficult language, I'm sure you will do fine! Good luck!
Btw, what made you decide on Japanese?

Donna said...

Hahahaa...You're going to be FIne!! Hope all went well!!hughugs

Cookie said...

I thought everyone knew my little secret... My husband is Japanese. I'll have to go back through some of myolder posts. This spring we went to Japan to visit his family. His parents don't speak much English (and his mom sometimes reads my blog!). My kids used to go to Japanese preschool and they speak more Japanese than I do. Now that we are no longer paying for preschool (although we are still paying for full time kindergarten, I know it's a WA thing, and both kids are in school, I have some time and a little bit of money to give Japanese class a try. It will be an adjustment to say the least. And now I'm thinking an explanation could have been a whole nother post!

Mama Zen said...

That is so cool! Just yesterday, I overheard two ladies speaking Japanese in the supermarket. Such a beautiful language.

The worst thing about the first day of class is always parking!

Talon said...

That is so neat, Cookie! A real challenge, but you'll rise to it.

It's funny how we forget the obvious when we're nervous.

LL Cool Joe said...

It's funny how we always get nervous about the silly things too. When I set up my equipment fora disco I always worry about if there will be a plug socket I can use, or whether I'll be able to park close enough to get all my gear into the place.

I'm sure there are more important things to worry about, like whether I have my music with me!

Lynn said...

Japanese? I am impressed!!! You will love school. I went back to college as an adult and still have a bunch of friends from that time. They will love you.

jennster said...

LOL- i love that you forgot paper and a pen. HA! awesome! you could always tell the teacher you're advanced and you wanted ot learn japanese sign language??? :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Cookie, Now I know why you chose Japanese.. I had no idea your hubby was Japanese until you mentioned it above. That would be neat---learning to communicate with his family. Keep us posted as to how you do. It sounds like a hard language to me.
Hugs,
Betsy

amisare waswerebeen said...

You'll love it.

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

I am super impressed! Good for you for doing this - I am sure your mother-in-law will be delighted!

Martha (Menagerie) said...

LOL! I hope all went well! :-)

Buddythedoxie said...

you will do so good in school I know because If I can learn to type you should have no trouble... Buddythedoxie

Michelle said...

Oh how cool! I hope you enjoy the class. Once you figure out the routine of going back to school again anyway :)

Mama Kat said...

It's always a little overwhelming at first, but you'll do great!

Momisodes said...

Wow! Good for you. I think this is a wonderful opportunity. Don't worry, yhe first few weeks are always a bit bumpy. Hope you have a great semester.

Joyce-Anne said...

Hooray for you! Enjoy the semester. Good luck.