21 hours ago
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
It's official. I am an unemployed, full-time student. And on my first day of school I felt like the kid in the picture above. It's finally set in that yes, they did indeed mean to offer me a spot in the program and no, they did not make a mistake :)
Last week was orientation so we spent a good deal of time just dealing with logistics and administrative stuff. I think that might have been the worst week.....you're ready to get going and yet it's dragging by because you're not really in "school mode". Well, if I wanted school mode I certainly got it this week. We jumped right from the frying pan into the fire!!! Never-ending reading. Concepts that have my brain screaming for mercy. More paper, more assignments, more reading....more, more, MORE!!!
But I LOVE IT!!! And I'm so totally excited about it. Today we finally got to the good stuff. The anesthesia gas machine (AGM). Yeah!!! It makes sense!! It's awesome!! I can't wait to drive it!!! Instead of dreading it (like I thought I might) I'm totally stoked about this....about all the learning and the challenge. There's something to be said about being an adult learner. I think you take it all so much more seriously and it's more meaningful somehow.
Anyhow, I'm rambling but it's because I was up way too early this morning and have already put in a full day. And my brain is fried because I can't comprehend pKa, pKb and all the other p's. ;P
I hope that I get the chance to take you all on this crazy journey with me but I can't promise frequent updates. I'll do what I can. In the meantime......keep calm and carry on!