Do you know that Chicago was not originally called the Windy City because it has more wind than the average city, but rather because it's residents were considered to be braggarts? I must say, after spending a few days there in a $60/night 23rd floor highrise condo (thank you Airbnb!), looking over Navy Pier, the Chicago River, and Lake Michigan, I'm ready to move...then someone reminds that I was there for the one nice week of the entire year. Oh, and if you like big city marathons, this is definitely a good one. My hubby and I are not fast runners, preferring to get our money's worth. We came in just before the 9 months pregnant lady who started having contractions during the marathon and gave birth shortly after. Woot!
The second class, after EWB is human resources. (Shit!) One would think that because I have several years of experience working in this field, it would be easy. Unfortunately, I think all of that is working against me. I spoke with my mentor yesterday during one of our mandated hour-long calls. Seriously? Is this really necessary? We talked about school for about 20 minutes, and about how her husband recently ran a 15k marathon. That's equivalent to about 9.3 miles, unlike the actual marathon I ran of 26.2 miles. I mentioned to her that there is a lot of assigned reading that doesn't seem to directly relate to the tasks (exams), and she said that I should read them for fun. Great thought lady, but I want to get my money's worth here, too. That means getting through as many courses as I can, as quickly as I can.
I emailed the course mentor for HR and was given a similar, "well everything is there, so you should be able to find it" answer. If I could find it, I WOULDN'T BE ASKING YOU!
Right now I'm extremely frustrated and ready to throw in the towel. I'm not much of a fighter. I promised myself and my hubby that I wouldn't let little things, even if they seem like big things, keep me from this goal.