24hrs left of freedom
This morning, I woke up with a start, realizing that tomorrow is October 5th. I'm sure most of you are saying "Yeah, so what?", but that just so happens to be the first day of my masters program. As in my classes are starting TOMORROW.
*cue minor freak-out*
This time around, I'm not so much worried about whether or not my classmates will like me, nor what to wear for my first day of school, but whether or not I will be able to cut it. Can I really handle 12 hours straight of classes in French, on subjects like Business strategy or Financial Diagnostics? These topics aren't exactly the things I am most passionate about in the world, so how will I stay focused? Especially since now my whole company knows I am doing this thanks to the monthly newsletter, so they will be expecting to see some results of my studies in the near future.
And then there is the practical side of things - what exactly does one bring to class? I have gone to a French university before, but I can't exactly see my 50 yr old classmates showing up with graph paper notebooks, rulers, and tiny pencil cases filled with multicolored pens and highlighters. Though I guess this is France, so you never know....
For now, my plan as usual is to "Fake it until you make it", but that doesn't mean I won't be shaking in my boots come this time tomorrow. And crossing my fingers that my classmates won't look down and notice!
Labels: Masters in France