Today, I won't just be going to work. I'll also be going to my first day of class. See, every new employee at Covenant is required to take the Christian Doctrine course. You're given the option to audit the class or take it for credit, and being the overachiever that I am, I opted to take it for credit.
Oh, who am I kidding? I'm not an overachiever. I just know that I'm so dang lazy, that if I didn't take it for credit, I wouldn't get near as much out of it as I could or want to. So, for credit it is.
I don't think it's a coincidence that I got this job at this place and am having to take this course. In the last year or so I've realized that, spiritually, I've been wanting and needing more concrete information. I've been craving facts and absolute truth and not just my feelings. Because feelings? Oh, I've got lots of those. Just ask Jason. But I could use some fact, some doctrine, some statements of reason to go along with those feelings.
So. Here I am. Going back to college (kind of), eleven years after the fact. To tell the truth, I also decided to take the course for credit because I'm kind of curious as to how I'll "do college" now, as an adult. And if the fact that I took four pages of notes on the fifteen pages of reading I had to do for todays class is any indication, this will be a very different experience.
Still, I'm a little nervous. This is a topic that is familiar and completely unfamiliar all at the same time. I'll be the oldest student in the class. And I'm feeling a little bit like this...
Except I don't have kids.
And I already have a degree.
And I'm not married to Huey Lewis.
And I have a Mac, not a typewriter.
Ok, so I'm being a little dramatic. Does that really surprise y'all?
Don't answer that.