University Update

Hi friends,

So I had a break of 3 hours and 40 minutes between my microeconomics class and my calculus class and I was supposed to be working on my expository writing essay due tomorrow, but alas. I left my rough draft at home. And I have no updated draft with corrections on my person or computer. So I’ve sat trying to do other work that I would need to do eventually but I’ve finished those now. There is literally no more work that I can possibly do right at this moment. Except that essay. That I don’t have. Aren’t life and university so lovely?! It’s not as if I can’t go home and get it, I could, but then why wouldn’t I just stay home and finish it there instead of going back to school. In other words, I’m just really lazy to commute back and attempt to find parking spaces. Therefore, I will have to deal.

That paragraph above was just a pointless rant about my fabricated problems. College is fine nonetheless. I’m adjusting pretty well y’know, classes, commutes, long walks between classes, breaks between classes, the occasional three hour class every Wednesday from 11:30pm to 2:30 pm. I’ve got to say that it’s definitely a better situation than high school—it’s a lot more free, and requires a lot more of you as a student. When I say it requires more of you, I mean that you have to manage yourself, you have to manage when you do things, and you have to manage whether or not you know the material for your exams. In high school, you get homework everyday because it helps reinforce the topic and even though it’s tedious, it’s doing the studying for you. For me personally, doing homework and doing problems were the things that taught me the lesson. I didn’t have to do too much studying unless it wasn’t emphasized in the homework assignments. In college, you have a set of homework for the chapter to do over time, and on your own time. Although they highlight important things and important topics, you are the force behind your own studies. I’m usually an independent person so it works well for me, but my homework doesn’t continually reinforce topics so I will have to find a better studying habit.

Extracurriculars are difficult. A lot of clubs meet late at night, and I don’t know if any of you know this about me but I do not enjoy being out at night or the late night. I don’t like the uncertainty of the darkness, or the lateness of the time, or anything about it. It makes complete sense to me why a lot of clubs meet so late, because obviously it just fits easier with people’s schedules and everyone is out of class, but when you commute, it’s so difficult! Granted I live 10 minutes away from my designated parking area for my college, but if I lived in say, Secaucus, that’s about 45 minutes to 1 hour away! So not only would I get home even later, I’m already tired because it’s so late for me. It’s easier for people to dorm to stay up until 2 or 4am but commuting doesn’t accommodate that. So I don’t really get to do the extracurriculars I want (which is only about 2 things in addition to what I already do), which is kind of disappointing but I guess you have to give up one for the other. I am in our school’s all-women choir which is fun! I love it, but it is difficult to make other friends y’know. Adjustments.

I’ve killed about 15 minutes writing this so far, only 1 hour 20 minutes left until my next class haha. But yeah, college is alright. It’s different, there are both positives and negatives but I don’t mind it.

I think my main problem right now is just that I’m in a point of my life where I don’t want to be in school anymore, but I think that also just goes in hand with the fact that I’m not studying what I want. (Still really scared about auditioning again—haven’t even gotten a voice teacher which is even scarier but that’s also due to lack of payments for lessons). So maybe if I get into Mason Gross it’ll be an easier time, but we’ll see. Definitely harder work and less time for me, but I’ll be happier with what I’m doing I suppose.

I’m really sorry that blog posts aren’t consistent anymore but I did address this a month or two ago and I will try to knock out some new posts over my free time! Magnus Chase is coming out today so look forward for that review! I’m so excited to read it! I’ll also be reading Username: Evie which is a graphic novel by Joe Sugg, so I’ll have that up as well.

Thanks for sticking around friends 🙂

Hannah
6 October 2015

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