This week…this week has been a mess and I’m glad it’s done and over with now. It goes without saying I never had much of a chance to really enjoy my Spring Break to relax and catch up on schoolwork. I did hang out with…one of my friends for not even a full day, and that’s about all the fun I had this week.
Why? Because I had to help my mom move all her shit from her apartment into a storage locker or my grandma’s trailer. A lot of this stuff she’s never sorted through at all or barely, and so much of my family has told her to go through it. We’ve also moved several times in the past, so it’s not like she didn’t have an opportunity to really get rid of shit she doesn’t need. Sometimes, I fear she’s a bit of a hoarder and is afraid to let things go. It’s sad and it sucks, but stuff piles up fast and it gets to point where you need to go through it before it gets worse and not add to the pile. It’s not bad right now, but it could be worse…a lot worse.
Categories: Life Events, Thoughts
Tags: college, family, grandma, hoarding, life changes, March, mother, moving, packing, rant, Spring break, uncle
I’m thinking of doing the inevitable changing of majors soon; I just have to get this one class dropped first because I’m tired of thinking about that.
I almost feel like, with my English major, I sometimes feel like I’m re-taking high school (though it might be because I’ve been hammering away at the gen-ed/general humanities major requirements along with any literature and writing requirements (I’m so sick of being required to take advanced Spanish courses)).
I guess I’m just tired of taking courses just to fulfill a requirement and not because I want to learn something. I honestly don’t care about learning Spanish because I don’t feel it’ll be necessary for my current path nor if I were to change my major. Regarding the class I’m planning to drop, I don’t mind learning about other world religions and what their philosophies/theologies are, but I’m not going to risk losing my faith or values. Personally, I don’t think my faith is strong enough to tackle this kind of thing just yet, and I don’t feel that God is calling me to go overseas on mission work or something like that.
From what I can tell for the course requirements for Biology, I’ll actually be learning something useful and specified for whatever profession I get myself into. Plus…I’ve found that I like learning about the natural world, at least with animals. This is coming from a guy who switched from Engineering after taking it for one semester because I didn’t want to deal with all the advanced math and science. Lo and behold, I’m thinking of going into a science field.
Don’t get me wrong, there were a few classes that I enjoyed, and there are a couple classes I’m taking currently that I enjoy (these are just the courses for my major specifically):
- Technical Writing
- American Lit Through the Civil War
- American Lit After the Civil War
- Intro to Creative Writing
- Intro to Philosophy
- Poetry Writing
- Wisconsin Indian Lit
Essentially, I enjoy lit and writing classes the most, so I guess I got my emphasis right, Professional Writing. Maybe I should have gone with a writing or literature minor instead; those seem to be the only classes I truly enjoy, other than the couple Biology courses I have.
Maybe I should do the flip…
I’ve been quite scatterbrained earlier this week and most of last week; quite a lot has been going on college-wise, but that’s not uncommon for the beginning of the semester.
Early in the Spring semester, I have to sign up for a room in a residence hall for next year; what I want to do, either stay in my current room or move to a different one, depends on the time-frame I have to sign up. I also want to room with a friend of mine next year too; it’s always nice to have a roommate who’s just as weird and awkward as you. Luckily this process went smoothly and nothing exploded.
However, apparently trying to drop a class is not as smooth of a process. It sounds simple enough though:
- Get a class drop from from the registrar
- Fill it out with ID info and class info
- Get my adviser’s and professor’s signatures
- Pay a $15 drop fee
- Turn the form back in to the registrar
And yet I can’t get my professor’s signature because he doesn’t have good office hours, and when I tried going to his office during those hours, he wasn’t there. So, I guess I’ll have to attend class next week (it’s a 3hr. class that meets once a week @ 7pm) and awkwardly hand him the form and attempt to explain the situation.
I won’t go into any details as to why I’m dropping this class or what the class is. It involves a completely different discussion entirely.
Along with this, I’ve had a couple life things on my mind for quite some time. Those I may or may not explain later. The rest of the week