You can tell I've been excited about starting my doctorate by the fact that it is 6:51 AM on a SUNDAY and I am not only awake but actually coherent. Apparently, my brain was ready for some stimulation. (Brain and I will be having a discussion later about the whole "sleeping in on Sunday" thing -- meaning, I'm not supposed to wake up before 8:30! Ugh!)
Anywho, since I woke up so darn early and it IS the 29th...I figured I'd peek at the syllabi for my doctoral classes. Whoa.
Goodbye summer! It was nice knowing ya!
Seriously, it seems like a lot of work (okay, it IS a lot of work) because I just looked at everything today and my head is spinning a little. Alas, it will be okay. Those calendars/checklist makers I posted about yesterday are about to become overloaded. (So basically what I'm saying is, if Google Calendar dies today, it's my fault for overloading it haha!)
This is the number one reason why I wanted to start this program in the summer -- to be able to gauge how much time I am actually spending on the courses when I don't have to teach myself. This way once school begins and I'm really into the thick of things, I know how much time I need to devote to grad school as well because I'll have already done it.
That said...it is a bit overwhelming to see it all typed out. I guess the beauty (and downfall) of an online program is that everything is posted at the same time and you just go in and do the week's assignments in that particular week. But to see it ALL there at once can make you want to curl up in a corner and cry a little.
Cool thing is, we will do a book study in our course and two of the books were published right here where I live. That's kind of neat, I think.
If I don't post for a week (or 8) it's because I'm drowning in doctoral studies. :) I'm sure I will be around but just in case, you'll know why!
I'm off to fill my calendars and hopefully not destroy the Internet :D