First of all, thank you to everyone who left comments on my birthday voicemail post on Saturday. I took the majority advice and just disregarded the voicemail. I'd like to change my cellphone number soon, too...no idea how/if it costs money though.
I'm in a bit of a sticky situation, and maybe the academics of GT can give me some much-needed advice. As many of you know, I was accepted to a Master's program, which starts in the fall. Part of that acceptance was due to me saying I will do everything in my power to be prepared for the level of classes I will be taking in the fall. Here's the stickler: right now, I'm nowhere near ready. I'm beyond unprepared. I have made myself a "study schedule" involving getting up and plugging through it every day, but the hardest aspect of it all is that I have to do it myself. I have to teach myself ~ 3 physics classes, ~2 calculus classes before September 1st. I have no idea what I'm doing, guys. True panic has set in, which is preventing me from tackling this wholeheartedly. Every day that goes by makes me more anxious about the amount of work I have to get through.
Although I love physics, I don't know if I can teach myself. I can teach myself any language, but physics? It's tough! I certainly can't afford a tutor. I'm not a student anywhere, so I have no access to classes/professors. I've been using MIT Open Courseware, downloaded textbooks, etc., but it's hard without a schedule/deadlines to keep me honest. The thing is, this master's is a ridiculously amazing opportunity. I love the department and program. I want to be prepared because I really care about it. I just don't know how!
Here's a picture of my cats as payment ;)