I made it to school! My flights to IL were uneventful, and I sat behind babies on both 🙂 It was just fabulous taking a hike through the Chicago O’Hare airport too! No….it wasn’t. I was so sweaty when I finally made it to my gate. But I made it safely! My drive to school was uneventful too, except for when I gassed up and my bank thought my card had been stolen. Haha. It was very nice to have a radio, and I jammed all the way for about 5 hours. Yay. It is lovely having a car.
Speaking of school, it’s going to be an interesting year. Here’s the lowdown on my classes:
Principles of management: I like this one. It’s almost like a psychology class about understanding how to manage and lead people. Do you know what the book’s definition of management is? “The art of getting things done through the efforts of other people.” Haha. I definitely want to keep the book after, because I think it’s going to be very useful.
Quantitative Analysis: This is not as bad as I thought it would be. It’s pretty basic math, which my professor said we know most of already. We started with exponents and polynomials, and I am happy about that because my brain can handle it. For now.
Childhood Development: Love it! I have my same teacher from general psych, and I love how she uses technology. She shows us cases and videos of what she’s talking about, which is awesome, and has those fancy-schmancy iClickers.
Macroeconomics: If any class is going to kill me this year, this one is going to be the culprit. I’ve never really studied the economy. And this class started by throwing these lovely diagrams on the board.
Well, isn’t that just peachy? This is going to be a toughie. And just think, I get another semester of it with microeconomics in the spring!
Accounting: So far, this doesn’t seem too bad. My professor is a character, and has been a CPA for 21 years. And there’s a tutor just for this class! I will probably take advantage of that as time goes on.
Concert Chorale: We have a new director for this, and he seems pretty knowledgeable. We have 7 rehearsals before our performance of some epic Disney mash-ups.
I like living in a suite. The rooms are bigger, and for the first time I can remember, I’m not sleeping in a bunk bed! We have plenty of shelf space, and it’s really nice to have a separate place for chilling. And look at our comfy new couch!
There are plenty of shelves and closet space. We have tons of kitchen supplies, so that’s awesome for cooking. And we’re on the ground floor. Hallelujah! I hung up this lovely vinyl saying my parents got me (which had to go on a poster board because hello cinder block walls that don’t hold anything).
Do you notice how it’s on my bed, not the wall, though? Yes. That is because it fell the other night and I forgot to pick it up and now it is bent. How nice! Now I gotta figure out how to un-bend it.
Last night was the ministry fair where freshman go to sign their lives away to all the awesome programs on campus. And I did my part by being there for Ravens Respect Life! There was a great response (especially from freshman), and I am super excited to have our first meeting. Us officers are going to have fun putting that together 🙂
It’s really hot here. Well, really it’s just humid. As in…I can’t walk 20 feet without looking like I just ran a marathon. Hmmm, that’s probably not 100% true, though, since I’ve never run one and don’t know what I would look like (dead, perhaps?) but I’m just saying…I live at the top of a hill now, and so hello sweat. Good thing I have a shower right here! I guess California must be super dry.
All that put aside, though, it’s good to be back. I love seeing monks and nuns around campus, and seeing everyone again. College is good, despite the challenges. I haven’t gotten into a routine yet, but should be figuring that out more this next week. I know this year is not going to be easy (ha, it already isn’t), but challenging me with something I could fail at is an invitation for me to prove that wrong. Granted, I’ve never failed a class (or come deathly close to it). And I don’t think I could fail at RRL stuff. I’m so excited about it all, and I’m sure you’ll be hearing all about it as the year progresses!
To end this on a light note, have you heard about Duck Dynasty? I’d heard just a little, then read about them recently when this article came out (awesome, right?!?!). When I got to school, some of my friends wanted to watch it, so why not? (At least it’s not Dr. Who) Dude. It’s hilarious! It’s this “reality” show about this redneck family who invented duck calls (right? like what are those?). They’re just a bunch of hillbillies with a crazy uncle. Nothing about it is isappropriate, and they have respectable christian values. They even end each episode by praying together as a family. So go do yourself a favor and watch an episode (doesn’t matter if they’re in order)!
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