I started tonight. I had my first class as a graduate student! It was great.
I am happy and excited to begin this new chapter and look forward to everything that sits ahead of me. I have so much to learn and so much growing to do.
My first class has only 6 other students in it. I am thrilled. The small number of people in class put me at ease, especially since we have to make presentations–and my greatest fear until now has been public speaking. Speaking to 6 people is hardly public speaking, so this is a good way for me to ease into it. I am determined and fully expect to get over my anxiety with public speaking asap–it has been a pretty obnoxious problem for me and I am ready to let it go. So, so ready to let it go…
Up unti now I worried that I was making a mistake by investing so much time, energy and money into this; after all, I could do a lot of other things instead of getting this degree. But after tonight, I am completely sure that this is the right path for me to follow. I love this stuff. I may as well make a career of it.