Saturday, September 5, 2009

Off To Get My Book For School

Thursday I decided to go to the college and get the book I needed for my course on Tuesday. I drove myself because I wanted to see if I could still walk from the street parking to the college. I ended up finding a parking spot quite close. The college was less than a block away but it is on a slit uphill and the temperature was 33C (91F) which made it very difficult for me. Fortunately there were many concrete seats along the way to stop and rest. I made it into the college and into the book store where I sat down at the couch to cool off and rest. I looked around and noticed many people looking for books but the line-up at the tills was minimal to none. I was real excited about that because I’ve seen those line-ups at 40 or 50 deep.

While sitting at the couch I went through the directory to find out which book I would need for my particular course. I went and found my book and then sat back down at the couch for a quick rest. I looked over at the line-up and noticed not one person was there. I got up and headed straight over and waited for the first till. I was out of there in no time.

On my way back to the car, once again the heat got the best of me and I was just about in tears because I felt so spent. My mind became flooded with negative thoughts and I even questioned if I really had the energy to take this course.

Once I got back home and into a cool house I felt better. My thinking started to improve and I thought to myself, there is no way I am not going to take this course. I can do this. I will do this.


Sue in Italia/In the Land Of Cancer said...

So much heat would take the energy away from anyone. Yes you can take that course.

Roxanne said...

Oh Daria, this heat just sucks the life out of us. I'm glad you got your book. Now you can just stay inside in the cool. I admire you for taking classes. Keeps your mind active and crowds out room for negative thoughts. You CAN do this!

Sandy said...

You go girl! Yes, you can do it and when it is all said and done you will be glad you pushed yourself to do it.

Ann said...

This post articulated the very same things I worry about when I think of signing up for classes next semester. You can do it and so can I.

Anonymous said...

yes, you will take that course, keep on pushing and you'll do it and you can do it

Dee said...

The thing to remember is that the heat won't last ... also, does your college/university have services for students with disabilities? I'm wondering if they could supply you with a young student who could walk you back and forth to your car or who could help take notes for you or something? I understand that perhaps, for you, it's the principle of the thing - meaning, you want to do this on your own under your own power by yourself. However, I expect that knowing that you had someone shadowing you to make sure you didn't faint or do something silly, someone along to give you a little bit of support and company as you rested would help buoy your spirits. Anyway, it's an idea . ..