Tomorrow is a big day- the beginning of spring semester! I’ve had a really nice break from school but I’m definitely ready to get back into the swing of things. Here’s what I’m taking:
- NMH 374: Quantity Food Production and Service
- NMH 372: Intro to Food Service Management
- NMH 454: Experimental Food Science
I’m taking 3 classes (9 credits) vs. my 2 classes (4 credits) last semester. This is obviously a big jump to make, especially since I’m working full-time.
I feel like I can handle this for several reasons:
- I have experience in food service so I’m extremely familiar with the food service course material (ex: the textbook for NHM 372 is the ServSafe book… I’m certified to teach that class and have taught it 3x)
- I am very interested in the course material, whereas I wanted to put myself out of my misery when I was taking Nutritional Biochemistry
- I have no choice- I need to take all of these this semester if I want to finish on time :-)
I am pumped to get through this semester because I feel like it will clear a huge mental roadblock I’ve had since I started my DPD courses in August. It was daunting to me in the very beginning because I needed 13 courses total to finish. Now that I’ve taken 2 of those, I feel like I’ve made a small indentation in my overall course requirements. But after this semester I’ll have 5 classes under my belt… I’ll almost be halfway there! Yay!
My primary goal this semester is to stay ahead of my course work. The benefit of taking distance education courses is that all of the work is there for you from day 1 and I need to really take advantage of that. To help me with that, I treated myself to a new planner:
I can’t stand using the calendar in my phone! I like being able to flip through to months ahead and see what’s due on different days at once. See? I’m already getting ahead ;-)
And it’s full of “inspirational” quotes, LOL
My other goal is to try to finish up all of my assignments a week early. I will be in school nonstop until December, and finishing early will add an extra week of rest and relaxation before my summer semester starts. Wish me luck, blog friends!!