That was my thought at 7:00 a.m., trying to figure out what I’m doing in an algebra class. How, if I’m challenged by navigating the course web site, will I navigate the course? Oh my…
“Algebraic symbols are used when you do not know what you are talking about.” I don’t know who said it, but it works for me 🙂
So I may be in up to my chin but over my head would never do. Challenged? A bit boggled temporarily perhaps? Those of you who know me have heard me say that words matter. Say you’re in over your head and you probably will be.
So what do you do when you find yourself, like me, facing an algebraic door? You swallow the panic, take a deep breath, sit up real straight – maybe even stand up – and tell yourself, “I’m looking algebra straight on and I am going to get it; I will win.”
Here we go again, another speech. You bet! Speak your victory loud and clear. I’m speaking mine right here this morning, August 22, 2009, in front of the world via the Web. By December 18th, end of this semester, at 50+ years old, having survived brain cancer and two brain surgeries, I’ll be the most logical I have ever been, a virtual master of basic algebra, a conqueror of facts and I’ll be dancing around my kitchen singing, “HALLELUJAH, I’ve passed Algebra with flying colors!”
In the meantime, Tom Petty has a song that I adopted as my personal anthem years ago in the face of oppression – sing it with me, sing it with him, hey, just sing it! Here’s the link, stand up and sing I Won’t Back Down.
Couple that with a favorite verse from Scripture and you absolutely have it made. In over your head? Not on your life!!!