Classes start today, and in a ritual that is one hundred percent ingrained into my psyche, I am wearing a “first day of school” outfit; which really only amounts to my favourite pair of jeans and a new top. I spent all weekend getting to know new seminary students, only to know that since I’m in the advanced track, most of my classes will be with second and third year students. It’s all the familiar questions: Will I fit in? Will they like me? Am I smart enough?
I was originally planning on getting my MABS (including bridge year to achieve MDiv equivalency) in two years; however, due to an unfortunate fact of life, I never took any Greek in my undergrad. Therefore, I am a year behind in Greek. And I am required to take two years each of both Greek and Hebrew, but cannot start Greek and Hebrew the same year. All that to say, I think I am going to take smaller class loads (10 or so credits instead of 16) each semester and extend the two years to three. I can start Greek this year and Hebrew next year. Then, let’s not forget, there will still be an additional year for my ThM.
Now, in other news, I am all settled into my apartment. I even went grocery shopping the other day. I’m going to be the RA for my apartment (how’s that for a laugh?), and I think I will get along with my housemates. I am meeting a lot of people, people who seem friendly and nice. And so far, I am glad I moved here.