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Oh noes!

Depression is rearing its ugly head again. It may be caused by the sinus headache I can't shake or the course from hell.

The course is extremely frustrating. First, there were two more texts (one book, one CD) required that weren't listed for the course. That added $200 more and a lot of frustration trying to find them. Second, the current instructor inherited the course materials from a previous instructor. Apparently, the previous instructor did not know how to organize her thoughts. Nor did she give the same answers in different places when asked the same questions. It is really difficult to learn proper formatting when the answer is different depending on where I read it. I left a message on the discussion board about this last night and I'm awaiting fallout.

EDIT: I forgot to mention that we also had a revelation in the family that has thrown me for a loop. I don't know why. It really shouldn't bother me, but it does.

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*hugs* on all topics though I'm not going to ask about the family thing.

I still haven't gotten a confirmation for Algonquin for my course and it starts tomorrow. And you need to go to a different place if your course starts after Jan 1. The question is, am I lacking the info because Algonquin hates me (but has no trouble taking my money) or because Canada Post (they technically have no trouble taking my money either, just in a different manner) does?

Mind you I just realized that today was the end of January, so I've been a little out of the loop. But have had lots and lots of sleep. Not good sleep because depression brings nightmares, but still sleep.
Thanks for the hugs and the chat yesterday. They helped. I see from your more recent post that you finally got access to your course materials. Have fun.

Nightmares? Me too. I hate nightmares.
I was suffering from headaches last week because the barometric pressure was low and we had a storm system pass through. I was also suffering from depression due to SAD (or, at least, I assume it's SAD). If you find that depression hits you hardest in the winter then maybe SAD is an issue for you too.

It always sucks when there are extra costs that crop up for a course. It always blows my mind how much they charge for text books. I have to say that I'm not totally surprised that you were out $200 after purchasing that one book and CD -- not that it makes it any better. I hope they can sort out the confusion over the course materials. It's not fair if one question can have multiple answers. I'll keep my fingers crossed that you'll receive an answer to your discussion board message soon.

I'm sorry you've been thrown for a loop over that family revelation. Maybe it won't bother you as much when you've had a chance to process it properly.
Yes, I do suffer from SAD. I have for years. I am on medication, but it still seeps through. Adding a frustrating course just made things worse. I did get a response and it helps a bit. Just getting started on the course itself is more helpful. Transcription is easy for me, so the course shouldn't be difficult...at least not once the preliminary crap is out of the way.

The family revelation itself is not what is bothering me. It just highlights a decision I made in the past that I now regret. Oh well, to quote Lady Macbeth, "What's done is done and cannot be undone."
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