Advice, College Life, Inspiration, Life, School

Getting Closer to the Finish Line

 

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Dear College Life,

I have five more months to graduate with my bachelor’s and I have to say that I am almost finished completing one of my long-term goals.

Right now, I am almost near done with my Research Analysis course for the summer semester and I have to say that this class was …..weird and interesting. At first I thought I was going to panic (as always) because it was challenging but, as I got used to the lecture and exams, I have gotten better.  Today, I took another exam and the whole class and I stayed longer taking the exam because the professor did a slight twist in order to explain deeply about the statistical tests. Therefore, we are all clueless about what our grade will be once we get them back.

My professor is a character. He is a short guy that looks like he is in his early fifties. He wears a long pony tail and always dress like he is going to the beach everyday. All he needs next is a skateboard. When he talks, he talks fast like he could be an auctioneer. He probably is outside of his career. The bad thing is that I have to bring a voice recorder in class in order to catch up on what he said. Another funny thing about him is that he brings a big mug of coffee and always spills it on the classroom floor. He does not spill it on purpose. He holds his coffee mug by  his left side of his leg and the cup would already be in “tip-to-the-side” position and when he gets into the lecture, he walks around dripping coffee everywhere without even knowing and at the end of the day he asked, “Who keeps spilling coffee in the classroom?”

As for the teacher assistant, bless her heart. I think she has got to be the most freaked-out teacher assistant I ever met. She is a graduate student almost completing her doctorate in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. In Research Analysis, we have a lab lecture and she teaches it. She grades our assignments and tests. She is a sweet person, but sometimes she grades a little too harsh and with me, she grades my test wrong for some strange reasons. For example, she gave me a 76 ,but she miscalculated the grade and I actually made a 86. She miscalculated my two of my exams. I don’t know if she rushes or she is dealing with too much. Since she is a graduate student, I can’t fully understand her pain until I am in her shoes.

Speaking of graduate school, I do plan on enrolling, but first, I need a break for a year or two because I have been in school since pre-school and in college, I never had a course-free summer. I took courses every fall, spring, and summer semester. It took longer than usual because I changed my major my sophomore year and transferred schools. I am slowly getting to know what I want to do in life and I sure do hope I am meant for something. Only time and effort will tell.

 

Life Lesson #76: If you were born to live on this earth, you are meant to do something fulfilling

 

Thank You,

Lady Elle

College Life, Life, Relationships, School

The University Life

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Dear University Life,
If I could go back in time during my senior year in high school, I would of applied to go to University of Georgia, but sometimes good things come for those who wait. After high school, I enrolled at a fairly new college that was only fifth-teen minutes away. I lived in one of their dormitories just to get a full college experience, but since the school did not have a football team or any Greek life, the college did not make feel at home. In fact, I was bored. Now, I am a official UGA (transfer) student starting over college life again and so far I love it here.
Last night, my mother came to visit me at my dorm to treat me for dinner. We ate at the Red Lobster. I had fried shrimp with crab legs and a weak-overly-creamy pina-colada. The food was decent, but most importantly is that I get to spend some time with my mother. After dinner, I had her meet one of my good friends, Bre and afterwards have my mom sleepover because I was not comfortable for her to drive back home late at night so we both slept together on one single twin bed. haha
This morning, after my mother left, I went for a morning walk. Today UGA is having a home-game later and I could already see families setting up their tents, chairs, barbecue grills, and flat screen televisions everywhere getting ready for the big game day. Everything looks exciting so far. I wish I have tickets to see the bulldogs play, but I am semi-broke. Football tickets cost about $65 a piece. As a student, we do get discounts, but I rather wait until I start working.
Speaking of working, this week I finally got hired by a retail store at a local mall. To be honest, I thought I was not going to get hired because right after the job interview, the store manager said that they were going to call within a week to let me know if I got the job, but they did not call. I left a voice mail, but still no callback or email job rejection. A month later, they called to tell me that I am hired so my first day will be next month. I never worked for retail before and I thought I would not get the job because of I do not have any retail experience. I am blessed that they gave me a chance and opportunity.
It’s been awhile since I blogged. This morning feels like a perfect time to write, however, I think all this typing is waking up my roommate.
About my roommate, she is nice and sweet. We see more of each other at night due to our class schedules. I have morning classes and she has night classes. As I am getting to know her, I can tell she can a little strange. For example, she placed a curtain to block the mirror of the bathroom sink because she does not like looking at herself in the mirror……Yesterday, she came in with a big box thinking that is was going to be something nice. Instead, it was some kind of mirror film for her office window so she can prevent our dorm neighbors from peeking at our room….. She wasted money for that because the window is way high up and as for the neighbor’s window, it was beside our window, not across from it. Therefore, it is impossible for them to even do that. Don’t get me wrong. She is a very smart girl book-wise, but not “street-wise.” I think she freaks out about a whole lot of nothing.
Well that is all I have to say for today. I woke up too early and now I must return to my heavenly slumber.
Life Lesson #71: Exciting new life comes with exciting opportunities. Do not ever miss them.

Good Morning-Night!

Lady Elle~

P.S: Ever had a weird roommate? If so, comment and share~