With huge anticipation, I was still awake at 12:20 a.m., Monday morning (January 4, 2016) when classes opened. The start of a fresh semester was exciting because of all the possibilities.
This semester’s classes are
MATH 212 – Math for Midwives, BIOL 202 – Anatomy and Physiology of Obstetric, COMM 114 – Communication Skills, and MDWF 146 – Midwife’s Assistant Orientation. A typical full time class load is three classes. However, I decided I wanted to speed up my academic portion, so I added another class to this semester. I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into! It has been challenging, to say the least. I’m not sure I will do this again for any other semester.
I created my schedule spreadsheet to help me stay on course. This took me three days of getting all my classes organized, reading the syllabi for all four classes, figuring out Live Sessions, and trying not to be too stressed out.
WEEK 3 UPDATE: Things are going, well. I’ve settled into a routine of school all morning, afternoon, and evening! As long as I continue this way, I should be done by about week 12 (instead of week 15). This will give me approximately a 5 week semester break! I’m looking forward to that. I would much rather work extremely hard in the beginning of the semester, and take a nice long break at the end of the semester, than the other way around. As of right now, I’m one week ahead in two classes, and on schedule for the other two classes.
Let’s keep this momentum going!