In the span of 10 minutes, everything about this intensive changed for me. Not about my class, which I think is wonderful, but how I am going to make it through the next week-and-a-half.
I got to school at 7:50, which was good because I needed a little time to print out the assignment that was due in class today. When I walked into the computer lab there was L., one of the people from my online class in the spring that I really liked. When I ask her how her class is going she tells me that she has decided to drop it and go back home. <wo-oh> Wasn’t expecting that. Then I open my email and find a note from E., whom I had been worried about since I didn’t hear from her at all yesterday and in her note she says that she is dropping her class and leaving today too. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
One of the things that I was really looking forward to was actually getting some catch-up time with E., as her summer has been busy and I’ve been traveling. Now that time is gone. I don’t know what I’m going to do for this week-and-a-half. It was going to be bad enough that she wasn’t going to be here when the fall semester starts, but I just knew I had these 2 weeks. All those conversations won’t happen now (at least not here).
E. was the best friend I had here in this forsaken place and I don’t know how I’m going to get through this without her.
As you can see, my day has been turned upside down. Plans made will have to be rethought. And I am sad.