I started my class last night and I am pretty excited about it. I am learning something completely new and way out of my comfort zone. I am going back to school for web design. My first class was a computer science course for HTML/XHTML. There were no pre-requisites for the course so it was a prefect one to take first as I am extremely technology challenged (hence that is why I am going back to school). Thankfully they are starting from the basics like talking about how the internet started and defining all of these crazy letters (http, html, LAN, WAN). I had a mild panic attack when our instructor told us we have to "zip" our files. I have no idea what that is. I have my work cut out for me but I am pretty stoked to be learning all of this cool new stuff.
My blog post yesterday was all about my fears about being the oldest one in class, not knowing if I would fit in, or if I would even remember how to be a student. What I didn't worry about was being the only women in class. The class started and when I looked around I realized I was in the middle of a huge sausage fest. Even worse, they were all techno dudes or at least that is the conclusion I made when I was eavesdropping. I was relieved when I saw two more women come into class. Phew, I am glad I am not the only one!
I am not going to lie.....I am overwhelmed, even after the first day of class. Somehow I need to excel in school while working full-time, raising my kids, training for a marathon, and all during our hockey season. I am not willing to give anything up so I am choosing the lose my mind route. I am really lucky that I have tons of supportive people in my life and I know I can be successful at all of the above. Until I have these certifications......please ignore the crazy lady (me).