My weekly schedule is as follows:
Monday morning - Research Methods and Practices
Tuesday morning - Theological Foundations
Tuesday afternoon - United Church Worship
Wednesday afternoon - United Church Formation
Thursday morning - Biblical Foundation: Hebrew Bible
Thursday afternoon - Pastoral Foundations: The Search for Meaning and Connection
I think that it was some time around Tuesday afternoon that I had a sensation of being completely overwhelmed. What the heck am I doing here? Why did I give up a perfectly good career and home to do this? Short term goal: to make it to the end of the week. Longer term goal: to make it until the end of term. Breathe.
That feeling has settled down a bit. I'm getting in to the assigned readings (and getting through them, mostly on schedule). And I'm enjoying the readings! Maybe this isn't going to be as impossible as I thought? But then there are the assignments - first one due on Tuesday afternoon. What the heck am I doing here?!
I can do this.
One day at a time.
One chapter at a time.
One assignment at a time.
On another note, I finally have internet at home! 3 weeks after making contact with them, someone finally came by yesterday morning, plugged in a modem for me, and 5 minutes later I had working internet. Yay!
I'm almost unpacked here in my apartment - just in time for my first visitors from "home" are expected this week.
(this term's texts)