Ten thousand sighs of relief later, and I am still feeling the emotion. I managed to keep the A, boost the GPA, and have a marvelous night of sleep on Friday when my final grade was posted. AHHH! Still. Not. Over. It. I did it! Although, I still am not a fan of philosophy. After one full day of rest and a weekend, round two of classes began Monday. And actually, I am not the least bit devastated.
I am back in Statesboro where I eat healthier, stretch my limbs more often, and feel more productive in the things I can get done. From day one of moving in at Statesboro, I skipped connecting my TV to the cable. I estimated it to be a potential distraction, and I was right. Now, that is not to say that I do not watch TV while here. I do. However, I watch less of it on this smart TV, in which everything is apps-only. Except for the news...I have to absorb the news else I feel utterly stranded (Anyone else ever like this?!). So, needless to say, I am getting more done and feeling great that I am getting things done.
One of the reasons I have been waiting for Term B with anticipation is the fact I am in another history class. So, you know, I am in heaven. It has been too long American history. Too long. It is a 5-day-a-week, 1 hour and 40-minute course, but I am in my zone. Also another reason to be excited: I am in my final Spanish class, which is super exciting. It is a challenge to learn a language, and it is more difficult to learn a language on top of juggling other classes and life. Definitely experiencing some excitement with this finale.
Other than classes, nothing monumental has happened this week. If anything, my to-do list is monumental, and I have been noting everything that needs to be done and when it needs to be done by. This week, I have been debating whether I should participate in volunteer activities while here, but I am afraid of committing to something just yet. After all, this is my first week back, and I am taking a larger load compressed into four weeks. Most volunteer activities require a person to sign-up a week or two in advance. When my semester is long, I rule time and call the shots. When my semester is short, well, time rules me and calls the shots. This weekend, I intend to tie up a lot of loose ends. I need to finish the data portion of this research (Definitely making this my goal for the weekend.), do some Spanish homework, and read for history class. Hopefully, yours is not as hectic as mine. Cheers to the weekend, and have a warm, breezy one at that!
P.S. Life lesson time: When you order books off Amazon, never rely on their arrival dates. My mom called me Tuesday to announce that my book had arrived (It was supposed to arrive sometime before Father's Day.). Sitting in class on Monday, I convinced myself that one of the books was a new addition to the course (after not recalling whether or not I had purchased three books or two books), and after class, I gave in and just ordered said book. So now, I will have two copies of the same book. The moral of the story is: Remember what you ordered, and don't trust arrival dates. Probably not the most valuable information for any Amazon diehard...of which I am not...but you know me, spreading the latest 4-1-1 when I experience it.