Saturday, September 8, 2012


Greetings!  We're already a week into September, and I'm almost a month into my english class.  I find the format of online courses to be extremely conducive to my life.  I was not sure if I was going to be able to learn this way but I was surprised at how well I fell into a good program.  I even had a short hospital stay this past week and it didn't keep me from getting assignments in on time and continuing to work towards next deadlines.

My opthamologist is my hero; I was unable to sit and read prior to being put back into bifocals.  Now I can go through pages of text and feel like I'm actually absorbing material.  Now brain fog and complex migraines are my biggest enemies!  I've found the best way for me to get things done are to work ahead, even when I don't feel my best.  I can't wait for good conditions because they aren't going to come 95% of the time, instead I need to just try whenever I can and see what I can accomplish.  Chances are I'm going to surprise myself!  Next, I need to keep my instructor up to date on what is going on with me along with the disability counselor.  That way if something comes up unexpectedly she isn't caught of guard thinking I was doing wonderfully.  I also have a letter from my specialist saying I will probably need more time, and she has kindly told me this is fine.

I'm so enjoying the change of pace and having something to focus on.  I think I have said that multiple times already, but it is so incredible true.  I am glad I am only doing one class though, I don't want to feel frustrated or overwhelmed - just challenged.  The last thing I need is any added stress!  I really encourage anybody who is debating about starting classes to go for it, you never know if you won't have the opportunity to later.  Trying something new has very few downsides.