First Day of School Jitters
November 3, 2008 § Leave a comment
Tomorrow is my first day of school. Yep, it’s back to high school, but this time I’m not a student. Turns out all the same “new kid” anxieties still apply.
When I was 11 years old, I started at the joint high school/middle school. I was terrified of the silliest things, like whether I would be able to find the stairs and get from one class to another in the meager 4 minutes alotted between classes. At age 23 I find myself nervous all over again about how I will find the right classrooms, where I will take my lunch break, and whether the other kids will like me. I’m worried about what I’m going to wear.
I’m mostly worried about waking up at 6 and being awake enough to function at 7:15. As a college student I never woke up before 8:30, and even then that was only once or twice a week. Grad school was even sweeter. I slept at least until 10 every day, often sleeping “in” until noon. Unemployed life? Ha. Let’s just say that I had to tell my friends to stop calling before 2 in the afternoon.
Life it is a-changing.
For the first time, I will be earning my own health benefits. I will be able to start paying back my student loans. I have a credit card.
I would really feel like a fully-qualified adult if I weren’t still squatting in my parents’ basement.