Monday, September 13, 2004

Time flies whether your having fun or not...

I really shouldn't be so cynical. I've been really busy with school and I've learned so much already, it's hard to believe. But I'm having a minor setback called gallstones. As if life isn't busy enough I had to go to the ER at 3:30am this past Saturday because I thought I was going to die from the pain. So now I'm a little behind in my studies and still feeling crappy. I've got a couple days yet before I'll be in a bad behind place, and I think I'll be okay, but it just seems like when it rains it pours. I'm still looking for work, I don't know that I'm making a very strong effort, I think I'm procrastinating for the 'official' start of the quarter at school (my program starts early).

I have discovered that I am an expert procrastinator, very good at coming up with a million things to do other than study. But I'm also realizing that I need a more realistic schedule, which means not sleeping in every day, and commiting to a schedule for studying....and as soon as I get this gallbladder thing fixed, I'll get right on it.

Until next time...

Friday, September 03, 2004

Another week gone by

Well I'm happy to report that I finished my first class. I think that's a good sign. Of course, it was a 2 credit summer course, but it was a lot of work nonetheless. Now I'm head first into fall quarter. Working on courses in Information Behavior and Internet technologies. There's certainly no shortage of school work

I haven't had much luck with finding a job yet. I'm hoping once the school year starts I'll have better luck. I did find some volunteer work at the Frye Art Museum working with their archivist. I'm going to help sort through some documents for the museum. In the meantime I'm working hard on school and enjoying the time off from work.


Thursday, August 26, 2004

Week 3

Yeah, you missed weeks one and two, cause I didn't start this blog until week three. One of the first things I remembered about being in school when I was an undergrad, is how hard it was to study. Not because the material is necessarily difficult, but remaining focused is, at least for me. My first course of this experience has required 1 to 2 readings every other day, in addition to some writing, listening to lectures, etc. Which on the surface doesn't seem too bad, but miss one day, and you're playing catch up.

I'm not sure what I expected, I guess I expected it to be hard, and I certainly hoped it would be interesting. I think it will just take some time to get into the swing of things. It doesn't help that life continues on despite graduate school. I had to quit my job in order to make time for school. The job I had for 4 years, because they were unwilling to reduce my workload so I could study. Frustrating to say the least. So now, on top of school, social life, family, house chores, I have to look for a job. But I'm trying to keep it all in stride, this is the 'adjustment' period. I just I manage to adjust quickly.

Until next time....