I haven't been blogging, and I am so sorry.
I don't know when it happened or if it was an unnoticeable downward slant that led me here, but lately I have been really struggling to keep my head above water with school, my job, ALL CAPS stuff, all of the things I need to do to prepare for my last quarter of college, keeping up with making videos, keeping up with my email inbox, and participating in my Lost blog. I've even given up on having some semblance of a social life, because aside from my trip to Mexico, the only social things I've done lately include talking to Eia when we both happen to have a free hour or two, or going downstairs wrapped in a blanket to watch something on TV with my roommate Justin in between projects/assignments.
Now, I am definitely someone who thrives on being busy, you know, the more stuff you have to do/the more stress you feel, the more you accomplish -- but this has been ridiculous lately. And there is no end in sight other than graduation in June. So, I deeply, deeply apologize for letting my personal blog fall down the ladder of priorities, because it's something I really enjoy (writing it and getting to interact with all of you) but I hope you can understand why I haven't been here as regularly.
That being said, I woke up at the crack of dawn yesterday to register for my last quarter at UW. It was kind of scary knowing that these possibly may be my last classes I ever take at a school. Knowing me, I'll end up taking some random classes at a community college or something just for fun because I love learning, or maybe I'll even go back to school a bit later in life for Creative Writing, but knowing I don't have to do any of that stuff, and after this quarter I could just be done - really weird feeling.
And I mean, okay. I didn't have to go to college and get a 4 year degree either, but there was never any doubt in my mind that I was going to do that, so I kind of feel like I did need to go at least that far in schooling, just to keep myself focused, educated, and a hard worker. And even though it reached a point where school started (and is) getting in the way of the things I really want to do and work on to further myself, I don't regret going. I'm managing to graduate with minimal debt and having learned a lot of really great things from a lot of really great professors.
Anyway! I am having a crisis on what classes to take next quarter. It's my last chance, so I really want to make the right choice. I was hoping I could get a little advice from you, blog readers.
I'm taking three classes. One is a research symposium class I have to take on on Love and Attraction for my major. One is an internship with the Harry Potter Alliance, and my faculty adviser has a pink mohawk and lists his WoW character and server on his staff website. Pretty awesome so far.
But for the third and final class for my duration of time at UW, I am stumped. I have three options.
1. Effects of Mass Communication. I really like classes like this; the course description talks about sexual imagery and violence in the media, and I can really get into that stuff. However, it's not really new and exciting since I tend to take a lot of classes like this, even though I haven't taken this particular class.
2. Ceramic Handbuilding. I have never taken an art class in my life, and working with clay seems like it would be a lot of fun and something really different, that I may never get the chance to try in my life if I don't do it in college. The only problem is it's majors only during registration, so I would have to cross my fingers and show up on the first day and hope the professor overloads me into the class. Also, I have never gotten to give my mom a handmade ceramic thing for Mother's day that she sets on a shelf and loves even if it sucks. I want that experience.
3. French Film. My initial plan for my third elective was to take a class that required minimal reading and writing because the reseach symposium is going to be having me write an entire thesis, which is a ton of work. My roommate PJ is also taking this film class, and we could totally spend 6 hours a week together watching awesome foreign films, which would be fun for us, and probably really interesting as well. Also, the class is only 10 people, which is sweet.
So there you have it. My three options. I'm stumped.
In other news... I'll answer formspring questions next time. xD
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