🙂 Ok, not totally – I’m just indulging in a fit of juvenile whining caused by a realization that there less than a month left in the semester – and copious amounts of work left to do. School is a pain in the neck. I have discovered that I dislike deadlines, irritating interactions with fellow students, confusing assignments, the generally unpleasant feeling of not really knowing whether I messed up on an assignment and all of the seemingly bizarre, endless and sometimes nonsensical administrative hoops through which colleges make paying students jump. There is something about taking classes that reminds me too much of being back in high school and having to ask for permission to use the bathroom, of having 3 minutes to go from class to class, and of all of the other rules and regulations. And yes, I have horrid nightmares that my high school diploma has been invalidated and that I must return to my high school to make up something or other before the rest of my degrees are also invalidated. Yuck!
Maybe it becomes more difficult to follow orders as one gets older. Maybe I have less patience for such stuff than I did 20 years ago. I know that each time I return to school, I find it much more difficult to deal with the associated crap that comes with it. I’m not necessarily talking about professors. Although they generally have strict regulations about due dates, assignments, etc., I have found that they are fairly reasonable if you communicate with them about things that are going on in your life that are causing complications. Of course, there are always exceptions. Right now, I’m more annoyed by the nuts and bolts – graduation requirements, the forms that need to be filled out, needing to be on top of dates, etc. School gets much more complicated as one nears completion of the program. Ultimately, this is a good thing – I’m just feeling overwhelmed by it all!!!!!