How do you like the alliteration in my post title?! Haha. Anyways, hi.
It’s been about a week since I last blogged, but it feels much longer. Since the spring semester started, school has been keeping me very busy. I’m still reading everyone’s blogs, I just haven’t had a chance to comment! Hopefully, as I settle into my new routine and schedule, I will be able to find more time to blog and comment on blogs! Now onto the new semester…
I’m not sure how it happened this way, but last semester I only had communications classes, and actually completed all of the communications classes required to graduate with a journalism degree from Penn State. This semester, I have all general education classes. It’s definitely different!
Classes I’m taking this semester:
-Linguistics (the study of language)
My thoughts on the semester so far:
-My favorite class is Deaf Culture. I don’t know why I took it, but it has already opened my eyes to the types of challenges deaf people face each day. I keep talking my family’s ears off about everything I’m learning in this class.
-My least favorite class is statistics. I have put off taking this class my whole college career. Not smart. I need to earn a “C” or higher for it to count towards my degree, and I’m hoping to finish classes on campus this semester. If I fail this… I don’t know what I’m going to do.
-My classes all focus on reading and testing. Last semester, all of my classes focused on listening and writing. This is different! I like reading, so I think it’s going to be a-okay ;-).
-I am continually surprised at how much my courses all relate to each other, especially linguistics and deaf culture.
-I loaded up on five classes because I’m trying to finish my last few classes via email with my communications professors in the summer/fall since I don’t know where Jimmy and I will be living (more on that in another post!).
-I’m still the editor of the school paper and president of the newspaper club. I’m still working for my parent’s real estate brokerage. I’m still planning mine and Jimmy’s wedding, and we’re still house hunting. I am busy.
-I need to be very careful about not overworking myself. I tend to try to do everything, and do it all perfectly. I want to enjoy life, not push myself so hard that I just do, do, do instead of enjoy and experience.
So yeah, I think that’s about it. To sum it up, I’d say that I am enjoying my classes and this different type of semester. I wouldn’t say it’s easier than last semester because these courses are kind of “out of my realm,” but I also truly enjoy learning about different topics, and thinking about how I can apply them to whatever I do in the future, as well as my everyday life.
My life is very full right now, and I love it. I can’t wait to blog more about other things going on (wedding/future stuff), but until then I have some studying to do!