You know how people will tell you if you are nervous you should picture everyone in their underwear? Imagine being surrounded by naked twenty-something’s who are smarter than you. That’s about how I feel taking this writing class. (I’m not a stupid person. I was even president of the National Honor Society in my high school.) However, it’s been 7 years since I sat in a college classroom and I’ve never sat in a smarty pants Ivy League college classroom. It’s nerve-wracking!!!
On Friday we started the class by sitting in a circle and playing a name game. (I should probably mention that I am THE WORST at remembering names!) The game was played by the first person saying their name, then the second person saying the first person’s name followed by their own name, and so on. I was on the far end of the room, of course, and had to remember 15 names! I was the only person in the room who couldn’t do it! Yes, I believe “Failure” was stamped on my forehead. The professor was asking questions well above my level of knowledge. Students were answering questions well above my level of knowledge. I definitely have my work cut out for me.
I’m happy to say that today’s class was much better. I was even able to participate (Yay for real world knowledge!). I will definitely have to apply myself and work extra hard just to keep up but I’m excited for the challenge.
And I refused to be upstaged by bratty rich kids.
In other news, we went over to a friend’s house last night to celebrate his birthday. It was getting late so I tried to start rounding up the kids. Bud’s response to my “Let’s get going” was “But why? You know Daddy’s still talking!”
I love that response on so many levels!! (And yes, he was still talking and it took us another 45 minutes to get out there because of it. He’s a smart one!)