Thursday, January 19, 2006

Praying for Brain Power

I have to laugh at myself this semester so many times when I think back to enrollment. My advisor told me not to take more than the two classes I am currently enrolled in now. These are very difficult courses and she advised me I really don't want to take on anything else.
I was very reluctant to listen to her guidance and direction but I did follow though and I am only taking two classes at this time. These are also my final pre-reqs that I must complete before being admitted into the nursing program.

The funny thing is, I thought my most difficult class would be Chemistry. I have an awesome instructor that really breaks everything down and makes is so simple to understand. Really it is not as hard as I thought it would be in the beginning.

However, that is not the same story as my Biology class. I struggle so much in this class as to where there is much more Chemistry involved than in my Chemistry class. I find that a little odd. I have visited with the instructor on numerous occasions to inform him of my concerns and today he assured me that he will NOT let me fail. He will MAKE sure that I get it before I leave in 16 weeks. Boy....I think he has a challenge on his hands.

You know when you have those moments of weakness and you find yourself wanting to cry but you are fighting back tears....That is how I felt talking to him. I thought, there is no way I will break down when I so bad just wanted to throw in the towel and quit.

This morning he met with me an hour early and went over things that I didn't understand and helped me to grasp the concepts that I just couldn't get in class. It certainly helped being able to have that extra time and being able to ask some extra questions.

It's so hard going back to school 15 years later. I wouldn't have been as disciplined then as I am now. It's discouraging going and getting in a class where I feel like I can't succeed. Where I feel like it's just not coming together. It's only the second week and I know it will get better....I just have to pray for more brain power! ;o)

1 comment:

Theresa said...

Honey, you can do this! You are one of the strongest women I know, and God gave you an extra measure of stubborness for a reason! I am positive you'll use it to your best advantage!

Keep your chin up! You give me hope that I can do it when I finally get around to going back to school!

Love ya!!