It was almost like that.
But really not so bad. Being part-time helps, and I just have 3 classes again, although I'm in school every day. At least it's not ALL day.
I've had one math class, which was a joyful review rather than a spooky jump into new stuff. I've also had one of my teacher classes - sort of a psychology class. I think it will be fun and interesting. There are a lot of familiar faces in there (none in math!), and also some new faces.
In the psychology class, we had to interview one of the others and then introduce them to the class. I learned a few new things about people I thought I knew pretty well.
Mike is a trampoline gymnast? Jenny's a three-time cancer survivor?! Young Sean has FIVE kids?!?
The class I have yet to begin is more of a teaching philosophy/history class. It meets once a week for two-and-a-half hours. Say it: "TWO-AND-A-HALF-HOURS". Hear an echo? Okay... I can do this...
Of course the commute is lovely. It's always been an enjoyable enough bicycle commute: not too far and relatively flat. But although I was riding my bike and had the wind in my hair, the bugs in my teeth, etc., it still felt like a bit of a rat race getting to and from.
Now that I'm on the bike path, it's like a calming meditation before and after school. Of course, there's snow in tonight's forecast and tomorrow's high is predicted to be *brrrrr* 20. I think the only zen that will bring is FRO-zen!