The big day is finally here, it's the first day of school for the semester. I am excited, but nervous at the same time. My first class doesn't start until 11:00am but I've already got butterflies. You would think that by the time I was 23 I would have gotten over the nervousness of the first day of school. Nope. On the outside I may look like a 23 year old ( or an 18 year old depending on the day ) but on the inside, I feel as small as I did on this day.....minus the plaid shorts, awesome blue lunchbox, and pink backpack. Don't overlook my boyish charm.
Normally I would treat my nervousness by killing off some butterflies with a morning run but I am not sure that is going to happen considering the wind sounds like it is going to pick up my house and end up in the Magical Land of Oz. Although that doesn't sound half bad right now...
I know once I get to school, my nervousness will tone down. It is the pre-class jitters that are the worst..and the fact that I just received an e-mail from my English professor saying to bring a pen and paper because there will be a short writing prompt. ( I'm taking a non-fiction creative writing class ) Writing prompt? On the first day? I like to write, hence my reason for taking the class but a prompt on the first day will be rough. It's almost like having to stand up in front of class and introduce myself. I worry enough about #1 finding my class, #2 being on time, #3 finding a seat because classes are always packed the first day, and of course #4 doing something embarrassing.
How do you calm your nerves before a nerve racking situation?