I am feeling a little behind tonight, but that's due in part to me getting over a cold. I'm caught up with homework and studying, or I will be tonight once I get done posting this and open the books back up. I still find I have the same reactions in classes, all of which are in lecture halls this semester. The Livescribe smartpen is helping a great deal, although I'm still tweaking my note taking method. My math classes are just beginning to get past the introductory sections, so more on that later. It's helping, I just don't have many specifics to write about yet.
I'm finding that living so close makes the world a much calmer place; I have my small PTSD moments during the day, but getting home at 1400 versus getting home at 2330 makes a huge difference. I feel like I'm spending a lot of time in my apartment, but again with getting over a cold, I don't want to sit on the quiet floor of a library coughing and sneezing. Misery loves company, but it doesn't work the other way around.
It's still a social catch-22. If you're a career woman in your 40's, do you want to tell your friends and co-workers that you're dating a student? (That answer is apparently no; please refer to above notification that I'm single again.) If you're a college student in your 20's, do you want to tell your friends and your Mom and Dad that you're dating a guy over 40? That's another consistent no.
Once again, there doesn't seem to be a manual for this stuff.