Week 10 - can you believe the term went so fast? I sure can't. I have two finals next week and then I'm home free!
This is the final push before I get a month of focusing on just work and some serious wedding planning catch up! I'm starting to have mini nightmares about people showing up to a wedding that has nothing other than food at our location. It would be fine, just not what I'm dreaming of.
I thought I'd share my observations about school this go 'round...7 years post bachelors degree.
I actually get a lot of these concepts that have no real use to me in life right now. But somehow, my brain is grasping it.
I'm actually enjoying science. As someone who always despised science, I'm actually learning to like it.
I dedicated the time necessary to reading, studying and doing most of my homework to the best of my abilities.
This is the first time I can say I TRULY got my money's worth out of my text books. I have read at least part if not all of each chapter assigned. I wish not to remember the number of books I barely even opened in college -- gag.
While I'm unable to make it to my instructors' office hours, they know me as a student better than any of my previous instructors did. I blame it on being terrified of instructors at ages 18-22 and going to school at a large university (and therefore some large classes where you were one of many).
I actually ask questions in front of the class. This was a rarity in undergrad, round 1. Again, I blame being young and terrified of the intelligent instructors.
While a lot of my classmates are younger and in different stages of their lives, I am thankful for the diversity and what I've learned from them. None of us are taking the easy road.
Luckily, there are more UPs than downs.
While I'm taking classes at a community college, they still lack a lot of late afternoon/evening classes, which makes it extremely to juggle a job and going back to school. To everyone who said it was going to be hard, I totally agree. Money does not just fall from the sky to make your dreams easily obtainable. You have to work HARD for the money and those dreams.
I still don't know if I'm headed down the right path.
Just when I think more $ could fix things, I find that time is sometimes more valuable than $. This can be both an UP and a down depending on the day. ;)
More commitments = less time with the manfriend. I'm figuring out how to make more time for him when I have it and he's getting to know all the contestants on The Voice really well.
Ooh, and our tree is up! I made brandy Manhattan's (Pete's family's signature drink), we put on some holiday music and put up our little 4' fake tree on Sunday. I love having Christmas lights on in the house, especially in the early morning.
Happy Wednesday! Has anyone else put up their tree yet?