Today was my first day of spring session classes and this building is my home for the next three weeks. I have to admit, I was pretty cranky with my husband over the weekend as I was feeling anxious about the looming workload. Not only will I be busy with assignments, reading, daily blogging and more frequent use of social media, but I am unable to fully remove myself from work (the reality of consulting and not having a regular full-time job). Despite my anxiety, today I felt normal as I realized that my MACT 2013 colleagues were also anxious. At home, my fourteen year old daughter is anxious. Last term she slammed my laptop closed on a particularly busy weekend and told me that I all I do is work and study and that I have no time for her. This term I need to insure that I set aside some daily time to connect with her so she doesn’t feel as neglected, hopefully leaving me less anxious so I can perform well in my studies.