I made it! This was my first full week of classes..what a doozy. I felt pretty overwhelmed after the first day but now I’m falling into a better routine. I’ve attended four different club meetings and ‘ll probably commit to two or three.
I take anti-seizure meds in morning and night (Vimpat both times, Keppra just at night) and I’ve found myself smuggling the pills into my backpack and bashfully taking them at breakfast. I’m not embarrassed that I take pills, it’s more so that I don’t notice many other people taking them with breakfast. I head to class right after I eat breakfast and have to take them with food, so it just makes the most sense to take them while eating. Just an observation…
My sleep habits are starting to change here. Typically I’d go to bed around 11pm and wake up around 10am. Here, I go to bed anywhere between 10:30pm and 12:30am. From time to time there’s some sort of ruckus taking place in the halls that keeps me up. If the noise is for an entertaining cause, then I don’t mind. The duct tape sword fighters are always hilarious to watch.
I’ve found myself having memory flashbacks with word association once again. I experienced a flashback in one form or another almost every day for about six months but they had slowly wound down to one every month. I’ve had two in the past week though. Argh! Certain words like density remind me of particular medical reports or experiences. They’re inconvenient because they distract me from class lectures while my mind goes on a walk down memory lane.
One of my English classes within the honor’s college has been described as “the hardest class students take” in their four years here. I met with the professor and explained that thinking on the spot is difficult for me, and we came to an unspoken agreement that he wouldn’t call on me unless my hand was raised. We’ve had two classes so far, and so far so good.
Enjoy your labor day weekend!