I’m going to be posting some of my work from the class on here. I have 7 pieces. 4 poems, a short story, and a play. I just finished the revisions on all of them last night. I have to print them all out with the original before revisions and make it into a portfolio. Stay tuned. I’ll post one tonight and schedule some more for the week.
So today’s my 27th birthday. I’ve already learned a few things in 2018. Here they are.
1.) You’re never too old to go to college
Starting college this past fall at the age of 26 has been a wake up call to say the least. I thought I was so smart. Only to find out, all these kids are fresh out of high school and actually paid attention in hig school compared to me who blew it off 10 years ago. I have learned to be aware of your appearance , but don’t give a crap about what other people think of you. I’m in college to get my education, not to make friends. If I make a few friends along the way, that’s nice. Unfortunately when I’m done with college, I’m expected to pay my tuition; not my parents. So I’m going to take advantage of the opportunity and try my hardest to get good grades and learn.
2.) Do not let your life rotate around things
Material things are really nice, I think we all can agree. However, clutter is a different story. Clean out your closet and donate those clothes from 10 years ago that have memories attached. You can’t let an object (especially clothes) dictate how you live your life. Go through things. Throw stuff away. Donate things. Do not let an object control you.
3.) Be thankful for what you have
It’s taken me a long time to get to this point. As being a student and not having a job, in my life right now I have all that I need. A house. Food. Water. A husband. A dog and ferrets. We pay our bills. I really can’t say that I need anything right now. (Other than the birthday cake I’ll be eating Sunday.) My husband said he wished we could do something nice for my birthday. My response was “I have all I need”. I’m very fortunate to be where I’m at and I try to be thankful for it.
This was a short post, but I just wanted to share some of the thoughts I have on my golden birthday today!
So I was very nervous to start my second semester of community college. Today was my second day.
So far I’m really looking forward to my World Religions, American Literature, and Creative Writing classes. Hoping they help mold me into becoming a better author. Also crossing my fingers for more A’s this semester.
I’m taking on a full load, 5 classes instead of 4 which I had last semester. Thus far, all my teachers are amazing. I’m just a bit discouraged that I already have so much homework. Hopefully I can catch up.
So I finished my book last week. One of my friends decided to be a beta reader and gave me some discouraging feedback so I’m at a standstill at this point. My editor won’t have a chance to edit until probably February so it’s looking like maybe late February, early March it will get published. Logan and I are still currently working on the cover. Hoping to get that done soon for promos.
If you’ve read my books, please give me words of encouragement. I’m really feeling like a crappy writer right now.
So as you may know, I just finished my first semester of college at Heartland Community College. I’ve been off since December and don’t go back until January 17th. I’m so anxious to start my new classes.
I’ll be taking Algebra, World Religions, English 102, American Literature, and Creative Writing.
Last semester I ended with an A in English, A in Literature and Film, C in Psychology, and a D in Algebra.
I’m beyond excited to start my new classes, especially World Religions and Creative Writing.
It’s been an interesting journey thus far. I’m always one of the oldest people in my class. I constantly feel like I’m not as smart as these kids who are just out of high school. They blurt out answers to questions that sound so much smarter than anything I’ve thought of.
I’ve been having quite the hard time in Math. Unfortunately everything is done online and the teachers aren’t very helpful. So pray with me that I pass this math class.
Lucky is a spoiled little sweetie. She doesn’t cuddle with me as much but she loves playing in the snow. She’s really taken a liking to Logan too. I just love her so much. 💜
I’m about to finish my third book. I shouldn’t even call it a book, it’s more of a short story. I’m trying to get it done before I go back to school.
sorry I posted this late! Forgot to post it a few weeks ago.
As I end my 2nd day at the community college, I feel I must write about my experience.
The first day I had three classes. Pre algebra, Intro to Psychology, and Literature in Film. Let me just tell you, math first thing in the morning isn’t quite refreshing. My teacher is nice though. No one spoke to me in pre algebra. When I went to psychology class no one would sit by me or talk to me. I know it was the first day, but it was a bit disappointing. I felt like people were avoiding me. I couldn’t help feeling out of place. I seemed to be the oldest in all of my classes. My psychology teacher is pretty cool. He makes jokes. He’s a younger guy. I accidentally got 2 copies of my psychology book. So I have to take one back Thursday. It’s interesting having to upload all your homework and do quizzes on the college website called “blackboard”. It’s so weird. You used to have to print a copy and take it to school. I guess I’m just old… Anyway, Literature in Film was pretty cool. My teacher seemed kinda like a laid back hippie. He said he majored in Literature when he was in college. Literature in Film class is going to be fun. I’m excited to read Breakfast at Tiffany’s just to compare it to the movie. It’s definitely an iconic movie. Everyone in that class kinda talked to me and was very friendly. Most of my classes were pretty well close together except my pre algebra class. It’s half way across the parking lot.
So on to day two. I felt like day one was a great experience and I was happy to be in the college lifestyle. Now at day two, I can’t help but feel uneducated. I started this morning with my Critical Reading and Writing class. My teacher is very nice, but stern. He does not accept late work under any circumstance and he will be quick to drop you from the class if you miss more than 3 days. He did an interesting activity though. He made us introduce ourselves to the person to the right and to the left of us. Then he had us write why we were taking the class. I said because I loved to read and write and because it was a requirement for my major. So we had to walk around the class and compare our answers to everyone else and find out if anyone had the same answer. After that, he had us lineup by how long it took us to get from home to school. I was in the middle since it only took 20 minutes for me and that’s mainly because of construction. So we had to go around asking everyone how long it took them in order to determine where to stand. The teacher also has a policy that if someone yawns we all have to stand up. You have to understand, that is going to be hard for me considering the class is at 8AM. I can have a few cups of coffee or an energy drink and I’ll still yawn. So we’ll see how that works out.
My second class today was Introduction to Anthropology. My teacher seemed nice, but he’s one of those teachers that tries to catch you off guard and calls on you to answer a random question. I found that quite intimidating since I haven’t taken any type of history or science class in almost 10 years. So that class is going to be interesting.
I also had quite a bit of homework within the past few days. Nothing major. I had a short paper to write this morning for Critical Reading & Writing about myself. I mostly wrote about my ferrets, writing, and music. I took a quiz on the syllabus and aced it. I’m hoping I get a good grade in this class, as it’s the most important one to me.
At the end of the day, I’m very happy I’m not working anywhere. I cannot imagine how someone goes to school full time and works part time. With all the homework I’ve had, it just amazes me how some people do it. I would be so overwhelmed. I’m so fortunate to have a husband who doesn’t make me work.
Overall, I’m quite pleased with my college experience thus far. Catch me in a couple months and that answer may be different. 😉
So I got my hair cut. Short. Again… [lol] I also colored it blue. I think it looks lovely. I loved my hair blue. I’ve gotten a lot of compliments so far. I believe it suits me.
I start school a week from this coming Monday. I’m so excited, anxious, and nervous. I’m interested to see how much homework I have for each class. I’m really excited for the Intro to Psychology and Literature in Film classes. I’m just worried Logan won’t have been switched to nights my first day of class. They still haven’t let him know much about when he’s being moved. You see, we only have one car…
It’s going to be so nice when he gets that extra pay per week. I have a credit card that is almost maxed out and another credit card that is maxed out. I’m just excited to get out of debt and be able to pay off my college tuitions.
However, I’m not looking forward to Logan not being beside me when I go to sleep at night. Ever since we moved in together I have always had the fear that someone is going to break into our house in the middle of the night and I’m not going to wake up for it. So now, he’s going to be working from 7PM-7AM and I’m scared to sleep by myself.
I thought about getting a gun. Then I remembered I have been suicidal in the past and it’s probably not a good idea for me to have a gun. I told Logan if he ever wanted to get one to keep it where I couldn’t access it. Since we will have the extra income I’m thinking about getting a security system. We’ll see.
Once we get most of everything paid off, we can finally get another car, start upgrading the house, get central air conditioning installed, and get both of us some well over due dental work. I know I have high hopes. I just hope it all works out and I don’t jinx it.
I posted my August reviews. I know it’s a bit early. I questioned if I should do a “CD” review since I don’t believe anyone buys CD’s anymore except me. I did include it with a link to the album on Amazon in case you want to sample it or buy it.
Not that much has been going on. I’ve been helping my Aunt with stuff for an upcoming court date. I’ve been spending too much money on my credit card online. I always buy so much clothing and makeup! That’s about all that’s going on here. I apologize for not writing recently. I’ve been out of ideas on what to write about. Hope you all are well!