Looking back on my first few days at Propel, I have experienced a whirlwind of emotions, to feeling excited, nervous, frustrated, and curious as to what will happen next. My first day here was one of the most stressful days I’ve been through. Waking up I felt completely nervous and unable to wrap my head around the thought of going to a new school.
I arrived at school early and planned to give myself five minutes to walk to the school thus I would have another five minutes to wait for my class to begin. As I approached the school, I developed a pit in my stomach. My heart was racing, my vision was blurry and I felt nauseous. As I opened the doors, a huge wave of anxiety came over me and I repeatedly told myself that getting sick on the first day was not something I would let happen. Before going into the Propel room, I tried my best to calm my nerves, though I was not able to. I walked into the room and heard a familiar voice call my name. A friend from my home school was looking right at me. For the first time that day a sense of joy came over me.
I am finding that Propel is different from what I’m used to. Coming from a school that I would consider to be very twentieth century, I find myself to be very misplaced. We are given independence when I came from a world of structure. I feel very alone when it comes to using new technology and find it to be quite frustrating.
I’m hoping that in the coming weeks there will be more support for those of us new to the program and may have new ideas that Propel may not be familiar with. I am curious to explore my project further, and excited to see will come next.