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19 August 2013 @ 10:42 pm
First Day Back at School  
simplyn2deep posted about her first day at school so I thought I would too.

My day started with a panic attack. How ridiculous is that? I've been going to school for 1.5 years. I used to work there. I know 2/3 of the people in my classes. I've had my instructor before. I know where the classroom is. But none of that seemed to matter this morning when I thought I was going to pass out from terror. So I did what any person in my position would do - I called my sister and took 1/2 a xanax. I calmed down in plenty of time to get to school where there was still parking available!

I still don't know what brought it on. I've been looking forward to going back. I have financial aid so that's not an issue. I guess it's just one of those things.

It looks like I'm going to get my job back in the tutoring center. That will help too. My sister and I have hit a little bit of a rough patch financially, as happens. But that's starting to turn around. And we have dog food. Which really is the most important part of our routine!

As far as school goes, I'm taking Level Design. I can't explain what that means because I haven't figured it out yet. Except my instructor said we have to use C# to write the programs. That could have caused a panic attack but my friends from C# class last year are in this class so I'll be okay. (I don't have the same instructor for Level Design that I had for C# but I know where my C# instructor's office is!)

Tomorrow I'll be in 3-D modeling II. I hated 3-D modeling last year so that will be a challenge. I also have animation which I'm excited about. I hope it's easier than 3-D modeling! It's not that 3-D modeling is especially hard - it's just complex. If that makes sense.

I think that's about it for right now. Hopefully tomorrow will start with NO panic attack!!! I just wish I knew what brought it on. Makes no sense at all.

Oh - as an aside, I volunteered for the gaming expo I went to last year. It's good experience for me to go. I got an email telling me I had been accepted into the volunteer corp which I think will be fun. (We discussed the expo briefly in class this morning and I said I had volunteered. My instructor said it's too much work to volunteer. But I think it will be fun to see the behind-the-scenes stuff.) In the email I got that confirmed my volunteer status was a list of rules for the volunteers. The first or second one was "REMEMBER TO EAT AND ALSO TO SHOWER! Seriously, bathing and nutrition are important." I guess when you are talking to gamers, you need to be specific. The gamer boys in my classes don't really need this reminder but I'm sure there are lots of them that do.

The expo is in October so I'll keep you posted on any developments. Including reminders to shower.

I hope your day was awesome and that your tomorrow is even more awesome!
Lizet Elainesimplyn2deep on August 20th, 2013 02:49 am (UTC)
eeps! panic attack! that's not good. I hope tomorrow is better!

That gaming expo sounds like it'd be fun. I'm not a gamer so I don't know that it'd be fun for me, but if you like whatever the expo happens to be about, I don't see how it wouldn't be fun.

I completely forgot about that aspect of my day! I didn't have a panic attack, but all weekend I'd been feeling sick, and then today when I was on campus, this stomach ache hit me full force. I didn't know if it was bc of the coffee, the fruit I had or the nacho cheese tater tots I had for lunch...something was making me feel sick. One of my friends suggested that it could be nerves/excitement at going back to school/doing something "new" and that very well could be it. I'll see how Tuesday and the rest of the week goes.
kaige68kaige68 on August 20th, 2013 09:51 am (UTC)
*hugs* Panic happens, sorry. We still love you, but only if you follow those rules of showering and eating. ;) More *hugs*
--♫ Anna--: Music Dannyrocsfan on August 26th, 2013 03:03 pm (UTC)
I know I am extremely late with my comment, but this means I thought of you, right? I purposely came to your journal to see how you are, since we haven't "talked" in awhile!

I'm sorry you started with a panic attack, but I'm so glad you were able to handle it and get back on track. That's what really matters: not letting things like that change your life. Yeah, easy for me to SAY. Much harder for me to DO. :)

Wow, school sounds very challenging to me! All that complicated stuff you are studying. I know you will do well, though, because you always seem to. :) You get through and do it. One of the things I admire about you!

Hope you, your sister, and the dogs are still doing well, even a week after this post! ;)