I’ve had a post sitting in my drafts section for about two weeks now and just haven’t managed to finish it. It’s about blog followers and readership, so when I saw today’s WordPress Daily Prompt, I had to laugh and … Continue reading
Dear Extroverts, Let me just start off by saying you guys are great. Really and truly. The world needs people like you, and some of my best friends, family members, and heroes are extroverted. But ummmm….extroverts? You exhaust me. I … Continue reading
Valentine’s Day has never been one of my favorite holidays. It has always been about waiting. In elementary school, I waited for a secret admirer’s special valentine to magically appear on my desk while I was at recess. It didn’t. … Continue reading
Isaac and I don’t fight a lot, we got that out early on in our relationship. Even then, we never went at it the way I have with past boyfriends. The reason is probably because at the beginning when we … Continue reading
This weekend was exactly what I needed after my tear-filled Friday. I slept until almost 1pm on Saturday, ate BBQ, visited the in-laws, went hiking, did a family/maternity photo shoot, went wedding suit shopping with Isaac, and we booked our … Continue reading
At 6:00 this morning the theme song from the television show Dexter erupted from my phone, letting me know it was time to wake up for work. I hit snooze a few times and when my “final warning” alarm went … Continue reading
Last week I began my fourth online class towards my Humanities Degree. I have come to an important realization: I hate online classes.
In 2007 I enrolled in an online class in addition to my “real” classes and dropped it within two weeks. There is absolutely nothing that appeals to me about taking classes online. It is extremely frustrating because I love being a student and learning, I even like taking quizzes, tests, and pages of notes during a lecture! But online classes? They make me angry. From the past 3 classes that I have taken and received A’s in, I could not tell you ONE thing I learned. Hell, I don’t even remember the names of two of them. They blow by and are neither stimulating or satisfying.
I hate logging into my virtual classroom and seeing that the professor has posted the same exact feedback for 30 different posts made by my classmates. I hate that when I have a question about a certain topic I cannot simply raise my hand and ask, I have to post it to a discussion forum. It may be 4 days before I get an answer to my question, and by then the assignment is already over with. I hate blowing through chapters of an online textbook and never really understanding any of the topics we discuss. I hate wasting my time and money on courses that are going towards a degree that I have no idea what I’m going to do with.
I miss sitting in a real classroom, having real interaction with classmates. I want to find a way to make this happen again. In one of my last counseling sessions with Ken, he gave me a surprising 20-minute lecture. He told me that he was amazed at how far I had grown emotionally and how my perspective had changed. He also said that my biggest source of anxiety and frustration in life is going to be with my schooling and future career choice. He could not have been more right. Today I realized that these online classes make me so miserable, there is no way I can continue to do this for the next few years in order to finish a seemingly pointless degree. I need to discuss my options with Isaac and see what we can come up with because this is not working anymore.
For a brief moment I thought “I should have just stayed in school and finished my degree. I would have graduated 3 years ago!!!!” Sure, that was an option. But if I had chosen that route? I wouldn’t have gotten the chance to work with dolphins, meet my future husband, move to this city that I love so much, and somehow fall into my current job. Nothing would be the same. So for that, I am thankful. I am just feeling a little confused as to what to do now. The question what do you want to be when you grow up keeps ringing in my ears. I AM grown up, so what do I want to be?
I’m noticing a trend in my Monday’s lately: I develop or at least become aware of certain pet-peeves that I posses. I have a lot of pet-peeves. I’ve made a list before and it seems to only be growing as I … Continue reading
If I had a dollar for every time someone told me “you look exactly like someone I know” or “where did you go to school? You look so familiar” then I would be writing this post from my ocean-front mansion … Continue reading
It took me awhile to jump onto the iPhone bandwagon. I just got my first iPhone 5 months ago, which is surprising because I am a true and loyal Apple product fan. I didn’t want the iPhone because so many … Continue reading