Due to recent South Jersey weather and a doctor’s appointment, I have literally missed at least two weeks of classes and I have only seen one of my professors’ faces. Now today my first class of the day is cancelled by the professor. So I’ve been on campus doing nothing since 8:50 and will continue to do so until 11:00. Hopefully I get to attend my two other classes that I’ve never been to.
School was supposed to begin on Tuesday, due to the snowstorm the campus was closed for two days. So far I’ve missed one day of work and one day of class. In about two hours I’ll be getting ready for my second attempt to go to work. Wish me luck
I registered for spring classes at my old school yesterday, I already have 24 credits (my current school only accepted 9, goodbye) so I really don’t have that much further to go for my 2 years. I changed my major from Business Administration to Liberal Arts, believe it or not I plan to move on to education if everything works out. With some effort I’ll finish my AA requirements by this Fall. I even made out with a pretty good schedule for someone that was completely unaware that classes start a week from today. Four classes, Mondays and Wednesdays from 9-2:45, I got lucky. I’ve always done well at this school so I’m expecting to pick up where I left off next week.
I told myself I’d make a list of resolutions to bring in the new year and explain them so that they have meaning & I’ll be more likely to follow them.
1) Take Better Care of Yourself.
I already have hypochondriac tendencies, so this is a long overdue resolution. When you end up in GNC looking for something that will keep you from fainting before your shift, it’s time to start making a change. I want to take better care of myself inside and out and be as healthy as possible.
2) Be More Responsible/Take More Initiative
Honestly, I feel that I do this well. The trouble is that I fall off sometimes and it takes a while to get back on track. Probably because I am easily discouraged from time to time, especially when things don’t go as planned.
3) Get to Bed at Reasonable Hours
Going to bed around 4AM and getting ready work at 8AM has gotten old. I never go to bed on time and pay for it in the morning. I either oversleep, lie awake for long periods of time or fall back asleep (the snooze button is nothing but trouble). By doing this I waste extra time I could have used to eat breakfast instead of grabbing a stick of gum and a bottle of water and dashing towards the bus station in record time.
4) Work Harder
Just because I’m not in school right now doesn’t mean I can start slacking off. There’s nothing specific I would like to work harder at but I want to make a conscious effort to do things to the very best of my ability. No cutting corners.
5) Finish What You Start
This is the most important resolution on my list. Only drying 3 of 4 loads of laundry, finishing 6 month old drawings, cleaning half the living room and somehow drifting off and cleaning the entire kitchen…these are habits that must go. The best way to fulfill this resolution simply following #’s 2 and 4.
This is the first year I’ve ever taken resolutions seriously and I think I’ve set up some pretty attainable goals. We’ll have to wait and see what happens. Happy New Year.
Last month I decided that I do not want to go to college. It isn’t for everyone, I understand that now. I don’t think that its “too hard” or overwhelming, I was a full-time student with two jobs for two semesters and I finished with 3.2 GPA, I’m perfectly capable of doing the work. I’m just sick of it, and to be quite honest my professors were no help. My Sociology professor constantly told us how he was being “paid to bullshit students” explaining that everything we learn for thousands of dollars could be learned for free in a library. Not sure if that’s something educators should tell us, but he’s right.
Now, this may just be a phase. I might go back like I never left: I’m all for education and encourage all who are able and willing to go, to go. On the other hand, I may never look back. I do have a job so I will not be sitting around hunched over my computer 24/7. What I will continue to do is learn in my free time, which is why I made this post and why I will be making more after this. I plan on documenting what I’ve learned as I go along, just so I can look back and see how productive my “self-teaching” is. That’s all.