Just draw the chart anyway you want. I would knit the front from the right to left and back from left to right if you're working on straights, just so that in the future you can be in that habit. Once you get the first row of the pattern in place, it's usually easy to follow because you can see from the chart if you are putting the next row in the right place.
And I don't mind the questions, at all. The only people who I can talk to about knitting are the ones I'm teaching at work and they're beginning beginners. :D