Wow I admire you guys that can get school done with so many other commitments. I try to stay in shape and I've found it so hard just to keep some workouts up, work part time, and take care of my two toddlers! With toddlers it's like there's never a moment to yourself so writing papers and stuff I have to leave the house and go to the library just to get it done. I usually take one class but took two this past session but it almost killed me! How do you do it with children as well? I find that by the time I get them in bed at 8:00 pm I am so exhausted that I can't even think, LOL! (they wake up at 5am so it's a long day!) so I end up doing almost all my school work on the weekends when hubs is home and can help me. But still trying to do laundry, workout, clean the house, run errands, grocery shop, see family, etc, etc...so hard to find balance. Any tips you guys are finding successful?
As far as the school goes, I am starting my first gen ed coming up, SOC 350 or whatever it is. Nervous about the Devry thing. I'd like to take two classes but can only take 3 a semester due to financial aid (I'm not getting tuition reimbursement-ugghh) so taking SOC alone is OK. Like previously mentioned, the nursing classes are easy and interesting, just time consuming but less so than I have heard the gen ed courses are. I love how the nursing courses make you think and research but I hate how I have no time to read more than the bare minimum! I don't even do the reading, I just barely get the threads and assignments done! I would love to have more time to read all those journal articles LOL, wouldn't we all?
Don't be nervous at all about starting. The hardest part about your first class is getting to know the system. You may feel overwhelmed with all the info. I totally panicked as to whether I could do it initially. Just do your postings and assignments and ignore everything else if you have to to get the job done. When I first started I was trying to read everything in every tab and all the other discussion posts...make it easy on yourself and you'll do great!