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Thu, Aug. 16th, 2007 08:24 pm
Back to school

I went to school today to see a counselors about what classes to take and such. After looking through the AA programs I decided on Anthropology, I'm interested in that and there's only two math courses. This is what is standing in my way of having a career on sciences like zoology, geology, oceanography, and meteorology. I can do the science parts but it's the math that kills me, I am absolutely terrible at math. I will still enjoy learning science as a hobby but now I'm aiming for a degree in another field I'm interested in. If I decide Anthropology isn't for me, I'll try the art program. In the meantime here's my schedule (what is it with people posting their schedules on LJ?)

Fall Semester
Anthropology 102: Human Ways of Life; Cultural Anthropology
English
Geology 1: Physical Geology


Winter Semester
History 11: Political & Social History of the US
Possibly an art and computer course


Spring Semester
Math
English
Anthropology 121: Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft


I have to take my math and english assessment test before I can find out which class to take and I can't enroll in any of these courses until I know that. I have to be able to work the schedule around english. Thankfully I'm taking both tests next week.

Looks like I won't be going on Birthright Israel this winter or spring. I have until I'm 26 though, I'll aim for next winter or spring (not summer!)

I'm excited that I'm going back to school. After Dad died I just couldn't deal with any of that and stopped taking my classes. I tried after that but I couldn't find the strength to commit to school. I'm start fresh with a positive outlook. If I think "Hopefully I'll be able to do this", it won't happen and it'll be like last time. My mind frame is "I can do this and I will take this seriously". No 'maybe', 'possibly', and 'hopefully', it'll be 'for sure', 'definitely', and 'I can do this!'.
I told mom my goals when I picked her up from work and she said "I'll believe it when I see it" and "Pardon me for not beliving in you."
Gee, thanks mom. I know where she's coming from but I asked her to fake it. I don't care if she has faith in me but she can fake it. Her negative vibes will only bring me down and make me think that, hey, maybe I can't do it! No, I can and I won't listen to her.

I miss my cousin :(

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box_of_sorrows
Box Of Sorrows
Fri, Aug. 17th, 2007 07:09 am (UTC)

that sounds pretty cool, might get to meet some nice people while you're studying aswell...


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Fri, Aug. 17th, 2007 10:23 am (UTC)

Heh, I hope so. Most of my friends are scattered around the country, and a few in other countries.


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bageldelight
BagelDelight - Cause You Like It Crusty & Chewy
Fri, Aug. 17th, 2007 03:53 pm (UTC)

What IS it with parents, especially mothers? Mine does the same thing to me, and I am wayyy older than you. Sad that it doesn't change with age, either.

You will do it and prove her wrong, but its hard when you are faced with that kind of negativity every day - believe me, I KNOW.

I wish you luck and determination hon!


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machina
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Sat, Aug. 18th, 2007 08:24 am (UTC)

uggh math is such crap.

i'm proud of you :)


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Sat, Aug. 18th, 2007 10:07 am (UTC)

I agree!

Thank you :)


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bellelvsbeast
bellelvsbeast
Officer Kelli
Sun, Aug. 19th, 2007 11:16 am (UTC)

I am proud of you for going back to school...I know it's hard to get back into it, but it will pay off...:) You will meet some new friends I'm sure...:)
I also hope you get to go on your trip...I know it's important
That kind of sucks about your mom's attitude...my mom would be THRILLED if I told her I was going back to school. She begs me all the time to continue my education. So to hear someone else's mom act like yours, well I just can't believe it. Who the heck treats their kid like that?! :(
Very stupid.
I know you can do it, and the only positive thing about your mom's ridiculousness is that it makes you want to work harder...


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axe_girl
axe_girl
Dana
Tue, Aug. 28th, 2007 04:08 am (UTC)

I'm not sure I even realized you had been to college...but it all sounds pretty interesting, especially the geology! We've been doing some fossil stuff lately for one of my classes and went out to a couple of field sites to look at trilobites and crinoids, it was so cool! Well hopefully you have fun!


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