Sunday, August 2, 2009

August Is Here...

In August, we/I need to:

  • register our daughter for school

  • get her started in school

  • get me registered for school

  • get me a parking pass

  • get me on school insurance

  • take the tests to exempt calculus and linear algebra

  • start school

That's the short list of big items to accomplish. There's still the day to day - cooking, cleaning, yardwork, finding things we've unpacked, grocery shopping, etc. etc. etc....

All in all, though, I'm glad to be at this point. I get to find out if I'm cut out for this career. Am I really as good as I like to believe? Will I make any difference at all? Will I be the low man on the totem pole right from the start?

Hopefully I will do well. I believe in myself. I like to think that the people who let me in and seem to respect my abilities know something about evaluating doctoral candidates. Next month may be the hardest thing I have ever done - at least academically - but I still feel ready. I am excited. I am here.

-- Robert


Melissa said...

Ooohh....need to get out of linear algebra. That would be really high on my to do list. :) Not that it's THAT hard, just a really hard class to actually sit through, in my experience.

As for your questions, yes to all of them. It's going to be great, even if you are the "noob" this semester.

Glad to see things are going well. Good luck! :)

Robert said...

I won't be the only noob. The cohort is four or five students.

And the linear algebra, it's the type that involves matrices. It's interesting, but not something I want to spend hours of my day doing classwork for.

Thanks for the vote of confidence, though.

staszekgiers ( from Yahoo Answers !!!!) said...

hmm its been nice to hear from you it was a while wasn't it
I haven't been around here for some time (I wonder did you notice)

anyways I wonder what you think about this IREPORT I made recently.

It contains a short fragment of my novel Im curious in hearing your thoughts

Robert said...

Still no time to read it. Sorry. I'm actually busier than I was before, in fact, as I now have a project that will take a bunch of phone calls to accomplish, and school starts in three weeks.