|Classes Classes Classes...
||[Jan. 12th, 2009|04:26 pm]
Woo! Classes start today to which I am very excited. When I was younger I dreaded school. I longed to sit at home and play video games day in and day out. Those days are passed.
This semester I'm taking 17 hours. Have I overloaded myself? Probably. But can I do it? Definately. Last semesters 4.0 really was a fluke but I'm setting out to repeat it. I'm going to try my damndest to repeat it, get my GPA up and maybe, JUST MAYBE, I could get a scholarship or two that will make my pocketbook at UTSA a little bit bigger.
Programming Fundamentals III (Java for Newbies again...), Calculus III, Elementary Statistics, General Physics II, and American Government II (Which is Texas Government) are the courses I'm taking. Already purchased my books and unfortunately my Government book was the priciest clocking in at 153 miles per ... err I mean dollars. Good grief. 2009 edition too.
But it's the fact the monotony of day in and day out work which really makes me look forward to school. It breaks it up, I get to meet new and interesting people. I get to be a student, and feel young again. Feel like I'm doing somethign with my life as opposed to just working to live. I still regret those years I didn't care about school. I could have been someone. I could have been a contender.
But now I've got everything on track, I'll just be at the end a bit later than everyone else.
I'll start University next spring. I'll most likely have to move to part time simply because of time constraint. They aren't too kind for jobs, expecting the money to come from somewhere other than yourself. So most likely I'll need to get a loan. I'm beginning to have anxiety about just how I am going to accomplish this. Coming from a family where the amount of college graduates can be counted on one hand really puts it into perspective just how many people finish college.
Still, currently I'm in the running to graduate in 2012, hopefully sooner if I can manage. 2013? I just want to have my Bachelor's before my 10 year reunion, if I even go. After that... with a Math and a Statistics degree? Looks like graduate school most likely.
Ahh well, that's way too far ahead. Who knows? Maybe the world will end in December 21, 2012 like they seem to find everywhere. (I Ching, Mayans, Nostrodamus, etc.)
Here's to a good semester. :)