Welcome back students! In particular, my heart goes out to the new Distance Education (DE) class here in Asheville, who started up last Friday. As I begin my second year in the DE program, I reflect on my experience last year…oh the simple times! And although that is far too simplified, the “newness” of this fall is proving to be a heavy load. The sense of “mastery” that came with last year’s completion has come and gone, and this year, with the addition of a field placement (through Care Partners in Asheville), it is confirmed that I have officially reverted back to my old first year/first day self; perhaps more confused than when I started. However, along with the anxiety of the new comes the excitement and eagerness of things to come. And experiencing the energy of the experts in the field who inspire and teach remind me that I am exactly where I am supposed to be….even if I don’t know quite where that is at the moment.