Week 1 of classes is under wraps and I’m in the middle of week 2. To be honest, I am pretty overwhelmed at the moment. I’m taking 11 credits, a full load in graduate school, and the workload is fairly intense. This semester I’m taking:
Applied Behavior Change Theory
Epidemiology for Public Health
Public Health Foundations
Physical Activities and Public Health
These are all required core classes and so are not necessarily the classes I’m most excited about. However, I know they’ll help me get to where I want to be and some of the material is really interesting. There are several projects this semester that require me to make connections with local public health organizations and gain experience volunteering and researching, which should be very beneficial in the future.
I’ve always had a hard time in new situations and this time is no different. It’s a difficult schedule to adjust to and I’m surrounded by new people, all of whom seem infinitely smarter than I am.
I don’t know how much I’ll continue blogging. This past week I’ve spent hours reading and rereading textbooks and articles, on top of nannying, Jazzercise (teaching and putting together sets), and making sure that time with Ryan is a priority. It’s been a little crazy and stressful.
This may seem like a lot of complaining and it is; I just want to write down exactly what’s going through my head. Like I’ve said before, this blog is primarily a place for me to journal and hopefully at the end of the semester, I’ll be able to look back at this post and be proud of how far I’ve come.