I signed up for an online class at Vanguard University to complete the 12 Early Childhood Education (ECE) units required to teach preschool in CA (I only had half when we moved from MD). It's 5 weeks & very demanding - I'm definitely in over my head. I've been experiencing a lot of anxiety over this class because it's been years since I've had to write papers & such. I'm dreading the next 5 weeks.
For "class discussions" we have to post responses to questions from the instructor & comment/build off of other students' postings. Well, tonight I spent about 3 hours working on my stupid post & upon completion, I hit "preview." The effing thing kicked me out & I hadn't saved a draft. I have to start all over from scratch. I'm pissed not only because my work is gone forever, but also because I spent THREE HOURS working on a simple post! "Class discussions" should not be so demanding! I stared crying, nay, SOBBING, & my oh-so empathetic husband says, "Amanda, calm down. There's nothing you can do about it now. I've told you before to do your work in Word & save often. I've done that before & you just have to redo it." Not exactly what I need to hear when I'm in the middle of a serious emotion/mental meltdown.