Thursday, August 26, 2010

Update -- A Life Somewhat Worth Having

So I was reading a friend and fellow blogger's post and decided to make my own update on things going on in my life at the moment.

SCHOOL: Is a little weird for me this semester. It feels like I'm back where I should be (at least for a few more months) but at the same time it doesn't quite feel right. As weird as it sounds, I have to wonder if it's because I'm not in my old room. That room was like home to me, so this one is just...awkward. Hopefully that will change. Classes are going pretty good. I have four that are actually in classrooms, two of which are at 7:35am. Meh...(that's right, i said it!) Music Appreciation is one, but I don't think it is going to be nearly as boring as i expected. The other is Greek, and it is going to be doing some major kicking of my rear behind.

I also have a speech class, which is going to be as horrible (and more) as i expected. I'm a nervous person when it comes to the "all eyes on me" situation. I have to give four written/prepared speeches and 3 random/unprepared ones on whatever topic he decides to give us during random classes. I've already completed one the first day of class, it wasn't too horribly awful, but I've done better.

And then there's Lit class. Which you would assume means a lot of reading, right? NO! Because I have an idiot for a professor. Lots of writing unfortunately...and hardly any reading :/ we'll see how that goes.

I also have one online -- Acts of the Apostles -- which is also going to be doing some major butt kicking. But I'm going to enjoy it a lot, i do believe.

But with all that being said, the good news is: If i pass all my classes, I graduate in December! WOOT!! This is a major plus, considering that when I got here a few days ago I expected to be here for another year. Which wouldn't be horrible necessarily, it just makes things a lot easier on me in the long run if I can get out of here and move on to my Social Work degree as soon as possible.

WORK: I am currently looking for a job. We'll see how well I can handle around 20 hours a week plus 15.5 hours of classes, as well as the Ministry Hours I need for this semester. Not so sure how many I'm supposed to end with...I need to start figuring that stuff out...

FRIENDSHIPS: Being gone for a year and then coming back home for a few months played weird tricks on my friendships. There's one that was present but not quite a necessity when I left. But summer, and certain events and happenings, led our friendship in a "I need you in my life" direction very quickly. I'm missing that person MAJOR right now. I made friends with someone that I've known for awhile and never expected to speak to in my life (that's always interesting). Others I didn't pay near enough attention to this summer, and I regret that. But I plan on changing them for the better. I've already set up a "date night" (so we call them) with one the next time I'm home. I'm excited ^_^ <3 There are some that I used to be fairly close to that I don't speak to anymore. And then there's the best friendship I ever had. I feel I've lost that one completely at the moment. It tore me up all summer. I stressed over it a lot. But I've decided I can't keep pushing it when the other person doesn't care. But I'm not really giving up as much as I'm just waiting for them to make the first move. I can't keep letting it affect me the way it has.

FAMILY: Again, being gone for a year and then coming home did weird things. I found myself wanting to spend time with my family a lot at the beginning of the summer. Of course, near the end I was ready to leave them for awhile. But I bonded with my mother for the first time EVER, really. I don't know how to feel about my relationship with my family right now. All i know is...It's better than it's ever been. And i like it.

Yea, I originally planned on doing my Music Appreciation assignments between classes, but considering my next one is in 30 minutes...Umm, not gonna happen. Oh, and since I have 7:35 classes, my bedtime is 11pm. Which means no late night "I can't sleep..." ramblings. At least not during the week. We'll see how the weekend treats me.


  1. sounds like your schedule got absolutely ridiculous after you got back to school,and alot of things have been changing around you,I hope you can handle all you have on your plate and juggle in the December graduation. I graduated about 2 years ago but I still remember the feeling like it was today,a tremendous weight will be lifted off your shoulders! I hope your friendships strengthen with time rather than weaken,I've had my fair share of losses and wouldn't wish that on anyone. Good luck to you and the paths you choose to follow.