I had my first day of school yesterday, and this is what happened:
It was awesome!
First of all, how fun are college campuses? I picked up my class materials at the bookstore, I got my student ID, and consulted my campus map, it was so exciting! I was not the oldest person there, but almost, and I could have gotten a free copy of the New Testament if I had wanted to. A guy with a beard was just handing them out! For free!
Then I went to my first class, Intro to Interior Design, and check it out: Part of our homework is to visit model homes and answer worksheet questions about them. I also have to read three extra materials of my choosing, like a design book OR articles in design magazines, or watch a show on HGTV and write a summary. Hello: I get college credit for watching TV and reading magazines? Score!
My table had two other middle aged mom types like me, so I'm not alone. The professor looks like a kindly grandma, but she's a little spitfire.
I drove 87 miles round trip, and was so jazzed that I drove extra miles into the city to buy this cool messenger bag, and then to Staples for my supplies. I bought binders and tabs, and a notebook and tape flags, and then Leila suckered my in to getting her a scotch tape dispenser in the shape of a dog. Total, I drove 130 miles..
And you know what? I get to go back to school tomorrow, and I get to take an additional class (lighting and materials)
School is so awesome. I'm gonna go rock some homework!