So I had a very good first day of college. I am going to love it I think! There is a ton of work to do, a ton of assignments, but I think it is going to be a great course. I know I am going to learn so much. I will definitely come out knowing way more than I know now about mental illnesses, policy surrounding them, services which are available, etc. There are four modules to my course. Two before the summer, and two after it. We will work now from jan until may. Then there will be a summer break from June to September, and then we’ll work through until next January again. The lecturer said that the first module has the most assignments, there are 3 of them to do for that module. We have to review and summarise an article, do a presentation, and do a learning log. There are others for the other modules, like group projects, a visit to a mental health organisation, more presentations, etc. It sounds good, but like it will be a lot of work. I’ll definitely be busy thats a sure thing! I like that though. I like being busy. Today was basically just an introduction, an overview of the course, assignments, how to use blackboard etc. I found it helpful to go through everything. There are 25 students in my class. I already know a few of them as we’ve done courses together in the past. I am feeling good overall though about this. I think it will be fun and I am glad I signed up for it.
What is something your excited about?
Me, I am excited about today, about starting college. I am really really super excited about it. I think it is going to be fun! I am hopeful of learning a whole lot of new things and hopeful of being able to apply what I am learning to my work on friendly call, and also apply it to myself, since well I do have mental illnesses, and you can never have enough information I believe about your illnesses, knowledge is power!
How about you? Is there something your super excited about?
Did you know?
That today is the Festival of Enormous Changes at the Last Minute? On the next to last day of the year, before you must begin work on your new resolutions, take time out today to complete work on your previous year’s resolutions. Make those changes! 😉
I’m sloooowly getting used to the mac! I’m still learning, but I’m slowly making progress. I love the speed, it is lightning fast. I love that I can do things quickly on it. But it is pretty hard to get to grips with. I use voice over on it. The commands for that there are a ton of them so a lot to learn. I dont use a mouse at all, its all keybord commands. Some commands are 3 or four keystrokes. So a lot to take in and a lot to learn. I got my wifi on my phone to work, so thats good. I also set up my email on it. I also set up dictation with seari. So slowly am getting used to it now.
Spending a little time with it each day. I should be able to do more on it soon.
So our first day of college went well! It was great!
We learned a lot. The wrap training was good!
We have a second day of wrap training in Jan. Its a 12 hour training!
I did have one mishap though. Nitro got a panic attack and I had to leave early with him! He was too hot I think the room was really warm and there was 25 of us in there and 2 lecturers!
But it was ok! As soon as we got home he was ok again!
And I only left with an hour to go of the training.
But I enjoyed it! We did some really cool ice breaker games too! We did this one game where you had to say a word before your name, so like lovely linda, I said sarcastic shirley for mine! Lol.
Overall a fun day though! I am excited to start properly in January! There are four modules in total. The lecturers said that our first module is the hardest, it has 3 assignments for it.
We also have field trips and presentations and stuff to do.
Its going to be a lot of fun and a lot to learn I think!
So todays the day!I start college this morning!
I am so excited! Its 6:30 now. I start at 10 AM.
I slept really good last night which I am delighted about. Means I’ll be able to concentrate really good today!
I am so looking forward to this new venture! I am so excited about getting back into learning again! I love learning!
I plan on having a terrific day!
Wish me luck!
To learn something new, you need to try new things and not be afraid to be wrong.
Roy T. Bennett