Well, school kind of started this week.
I say kind of, because classes don't actually start until next week. But Wednesday was the grad student orientation, and now I'm in training to learn how to be a TA.
I feel rusty on the whole being a student thing after eight months off. I'm a little worried about my organizational skills having fallen apart. I went and bought my dayplanner for the semester, though I don't really have anything to put in it yet. I'm taking three classes (technically four, but the last is a seminar that's just an hour a week with no work outside of class); since my research project doesn't really get started until next year, I'm trying to get as many classes as I can out of the way. So we'll see how that goes.
What I'm more worried about is the two sections of Mineralogy Lab that I'm going to teach. I haven't really taught before, and Mineralogy was not one of my best classes. It was also a class I took in my first undergrad semester at CU, so I'm pretty rusty on it to begin with. I'm supposed to meet with Joe and the other TA tomorrow, so hopefully that will help allay some of my worries.
It's definitely going to be very different as a semester.
And while I got myself into a routine of posting every weekday recently, I don't think I'll be able to keep that up. Obviously, I haven't managed anything since Tuesday. Oh well. Grad students don't have free time, I've been told.