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and because some of you were asking...

... i really REALLY like school. not necessarily sitting in class, my 7 am math class is especially difficult to sit through (not necessarily because of the teacher - Professor Gadbury is a swell guy and a good teacher - i think it's mainly because it's SEVEN AY EM and MATH), but even the school work. i'm finding that i remember so much of math that i had TOTALLY forgotten about. if things continue to run this smoothly in math, then methinks that next quarter, i'll take the course that combines the next two classes up from 030 into one fell swoooop. that way, i can get to all the FUN stuff, like CADAVERS!

mwa ha haaaa.

the english class is WAY different than i thought it would be. i LOVE my teacher, he's very knowledgeable and very good at what he does (and reminds me quite a bit of robin williams in dead poets society). however, i don't know what i thought it would entail, but certainly not what it DOES. i had seen that it was described as Creative Writing, but i didn't know that it was CRITICAL creative writing. meaning essay after essay about breaking down other people's essays and advertisements and such. i always did well in high school with fictional writing, so at first, i was alarmed. then i came to my senses and realized that there is MUCH to be learned from this class. i may become a better writer overall. by being forced to work creatively outside of my comfort zone, i shall be able to expand my writing ability. i'm very excited to see if even my journal entries change a bit by the time that i'm finished with the course.

i also LOVE the homework. i have 3 hours between classes, with nothing to do BUT homework. i find that on days where i have zero homework to do, that i fall asleep almost immediately in the library. i become bored and listless and almost frustrated. it's like i ENJOY sitting there, evaluating problem after problem. i am almost sad that we don't have to do MORE homework.

though i'm certain that as i get up there in the class structure towards my degree, that i shall change my tune about that ;)

college is turning out to be all the things i loved about high school: the learning. the teachers. the FOOD! and lacks all the things i HATED about high school: the social anxiety, the jerks and the jocks, the being told that i am too smart to take things step by step and must skip things in order to 'enhance my education'. here, i can talk to people or not talk to people. i can learn at my own pace.

fuck, yeah.

i'm already excitedly looking forward to what classes i shall take next quarter, which starts in april. math, for certain. and i only have enough financial aid to take one more class besides that, so maybe nutrition? i shall talk to an advisor between now and then to see what doesn't require math 101 completed with a B as a prereq (like chemistry does).

so yeah, that's my schooling so far in a nutshell. part of me is sort of thankful that i waited until i was 30 to go back because before this, i don't think i could have appreciated and applied myself like i can now. up until 25, my life was one big party. from 25 to 30 was a transitionary phase. it was about self exploration, discovering who i was and what i wanted to become. it's almost as if the second i turned 30, everything just... fell into place.

yanno? it's been a good year.

but now methinks i'm coming down with an awful cold. my throat is KILLING me and it hurts to talk. funny that i would miss work in a heartbeat over school. granted, other than quiz day on friday and major test days, i don't think i NEEEED to go to math class, meaning if i miss a day or two here or there, my grade will not suffer. but too much happens in english.

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faetal
Jan. 10th, 2006 04:00 am (UTC)
you know you could call me during the time between class, or if you'd like a ride to your part of time between class and work......
Especially if you were pretty sure that you'd have no homework the next day and warned me i'd probably be all readified and such.
oh and i certainly wouldnt be upset if you just swung by sometime!!!
aubkabob
Aug. 7th, 2006 10:15 pm (UTC)
i'm so hoping to be able to hang out (i know i'm sounding like a brokened record) once school is out in a couple of weeks. i miss you greatly. i know that you'll be REALLY pregnant by then, so we can always find low key air conditioned things to do, which i'm always game for, anyway!

and i think that in the fall, i have one class at 8 am two days a week and then either an hour or two hours in between. if nothing else, we can catch breakfast a day or two before i go to class! if the baby hasn't spurted out yet, of course ;)
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everlastinggoo
Jan. 10th, 2006 04:05 am (UTC)
Oh, you're back! Yay! Glad to hear you like school so well, I wish I had that sort of ambition. :-P
hazard77506
Jan. 10th, 2006 04:07 am (UTC)
you are back!! oh thank goodness...i thoght your account had been deleted!
frosty_pickle
Jan. 10th, 2006 04:08 am (UTC)
Well, I hope your throat feels better. And I'm glad you like school.
rock_starlette
Jan. 10th, 2006 04:28 am (UTC)
I'm glad school is going so well!
capitalsax
Jan. 10th, 2006 04:37 am (UTC)
I am so happy for you that you are enjoying it. I totally agree with you. Having a little more life experience and perspective would make college a much more enjoyable and productive. 7 am classes are the suck though. You are a better student than I to be able to make it to that one. heh. Again, I am excited for you!
aubkabob
Aug. 7th, 2006 10:17 pm (UTC)
i just don't know why summer has been so freaking difficult for me, as i've always loved it up until now. maybe it's just too much crammed into too little time. ah, well, only two weeks left, i just have to survive until then.

and maybe oh so possibly actually start going.
coupesetique
Jan. 10th, 2006 05:06 am (UTC)
college is turning out to be all the things i loved about high school: the learning. the teachers. the FOOD! and lacks all the things i HATED about high school: the social anxiety, the jerks and the jocks, the being told that i am too smart to take things step by step and must skip things in order to 'enhance my education'. here, i can talk to people or not talk to people. i can learn at my own pace.

These reasons are amongst the many of why I've worked in the community college system for the last 5 years. To hear someone experiencing that liberation makes me happy. You just made my day. :-)
aubkabob
Aug. 7th, 2006 10:18 pm (UTC)
aww, i'm glad! and its oh so true, too. i'm certain that i couldn't have handled going back to school if i had either done it earlier or had jumped right into a 4 year school!
lilmissria
Jan. 10th, 2006 05:06 am (UTC)
please add me. Ya know who I am ;)
aubkabob
Nov. 5th, 2006 10:40 pm (UTC)
i DO. it's TROO.
eldylabor
Jan. 10th, 2006 05:06 am (UTC)
Math at seven in the morning? x_x Ick. I had it at nine last semester and that was STILL too early for me, hahaha.
aubkabob
Aug. 7th, 2006 10:19 pm (UTC)
if i actually start doing my homework and start going to classes so that i can understand the material before finals next week (eek, already?!?), then i might actually pass this class and not have to do math again, weee!

well, except for some business math down the road, but methinks there won't be a whole lotta quadratics to deal with in that.
icebox
Jan. 10th, 2006 05:14 am (UTC)
I'm glad to hear you're liking school.
I never really loved Clark, but I'm hoping to like WSU better. We'll see. I'm just not good at the whole social part of things, but I think at a small school like WSU where I have like 4 classes with some of the exact same people, maybe it will get easier.
aubkabob
Aug. 7th, 2006 10:19 pm (UTC)
i'm noticing that at least during the summer, that i'm ending up with a lot of the same people in all my classes, which i'm certain will just increase as things go along.
idioscosmos
Jan. 10th, 2006 06:09 am (UTC)
Huzzah! You're aubkaback! Congrats on liking school and all else.
aubkabob
Aug. 7th, 2006 10:20 pm (UTC)
ha ha, i so heart your icon, if i haven't told you that five million times before. i never liked that mst episode until watching it recently. same with hamlet.
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fishing_nazi
Jan. 10th, 2006 06:47 am (UTC)
I'm so jealous! I would LOVE to go back to school!!
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aubkabob
Aug. 7th, 2006 10:21 pm (UTC)
Re: AHHH@@ *hugs*
i don't think that i could ever feasibly delete my journal forever and ever. i just like to do it in retaliation occasionally!
0vary
Jan. 10th, 2006 08:03 am (UTC)
spoonfuls of honey will help with a sore throat immensely :)
aubkabob
Aug. 7th, 2006 10:21 pm (UTC)
mmm, honey. i now want some on ANYTHING.
scrumbles
Jan. 10th, 2006 08:35 am (UTC)
I'm so happy to hear it's going so well. If you keep going with that attitude and determination, you will be very successful. Sound too much like a fortune cookie?
aubkabob
Aug. 7th, 2006 10:22 pm (UTC)
indeed, benielsan.

too bad i couldn't hold onto that attitude and determination during summer, boy howdee. have i learned MY lesson. next summer, if i take any classes, it'll be something like ONE.
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