Tonight’s the big night, class 1.0, the moon landing. I’ve taken dozens of college classes (if not hundreds) over the course of the past 15 years, but I still can’t shake the feeling of the first day. All the usual questions pop up:
Will I pass or get an A? Is this going to be a joke or more than I can handle?
Will I get to class on time? (a much larger hurdle now that I am a full time working man… hangovers at age 20 were nothing compared to evaluation deadlines and work request ticketing buckets in terms of getting to class)
and the more recent question:
Am I older than the teacher?
This has become a more frequent question. I have run into classes where I have more in common with the Professor than the students, which makes it harder to make friends, and therefore recruit classmates for group projects. I also have a much higher expectation on the group projects than I did the first time through college.
So we’ll see how it goes. Most anxieties are unfounded, but with any project, you have to be prepared for any outcome and diminish the surprises.