Thursday, December 9, 2010


Ladies and Gentlemen, I'm pleased to announce that both of my hard classes are officially over this semester.  One was Counseling theory, where my last big assignment was a ten page paper, minimum of ten credible sources (which means that if you only had ten the highest grade you could get was minimal, C-).  In the same class we also had a take home test, but it was take home because it was ridiculously difficult.  The other was Clinical Research.  The whole semester leads up to one big proposal for some research which I will never perform, and one large bi-folded presentation that must be displayed for no less than one hour in a main part of the school, which my wife and mom were awesome enough to help me with.

I make no promises as to how well I will did in these classes.  To be honest, about half way through the semester I realized that A's would not be possible, and have tried really hard for C's.  To be honest, I think I'll do better than that in both classes, but I'm not getting my hopes up.  Packing that poster back to my car felt so liberating.  I may not have a great grade, but it's out of my hands now, and that's a weight lifted.  I learned a lot from both classes, but really wish I had taken them during two different semesters.  The nice thing about what I did do, is that my last two semesters will be a breeze.  Like in high school, I left my easy classes until the end, and now, I have a bunch of electives to fill with Power Yoga, and Philosophy of Religion.  It's going to be great.

The odd thing, is that even with the weight lifted, I still feel just a little stressed.  I have moments where my stomach goes empty and I think, "What am I supposed to be doing right now?  What did I forget about?"  This always happens to me at the end of semesters and usually takes about a week before I completely stop stressing.  It really is horrible because I stress and have nothing to curb it with.  I literally have nothing to do.  Well, I do have two other classes, but they have almost nothing left to do in them.  One paper, and one speech, no more than two minutes long, explaining the most important thing I learned in the class.  To say the least, neither cause me much stress.  Nothing compared to my two other classes.

Anyway, just thought I would share my good news, and also wanted to let you know that six or so posts from now I should be sick, because my body will figure out it can be...  I'd also like to welcome in Winter Break.  I may hate the snow, but it sure is prett to watch fall when you don't have to go out in it.


  1. That's great. My semester is almost over too and, with it the end of the obligatory courses. I did it the opposite way. I got all the other stuff out of the way and, now I only have my core courses to focus on. I'm not expecting A's either but I think I'm gonna do alright.

  2. Congrats... that is awesome... of course, it's been some moons since i was in school (well that many, but it feels like it), but i remember it all... plus i do this ridiculous thing and sign up for classes every few years just to keep my brain working... Now deep sigh and relax even if that freaking cold bug wants to land on you! Cheers!

  3. @Vinny
    I love that at the beginning of the semester I'm always really excited about the classes I'm taking and by the end I'm so sick of them I could puke. Isn't school great!?

    Thanks for the congrats. And as long as it doesn't land until after the semester is over, I'm cool with it being around.