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December 17, 2013


Holy cats, it's been ages since I've been on here. I'd just like to check in and give those of you who are watching me (thank you for that) a little heads up on what's going on in my life/why I'm never here.

It's finals week for me, and I had three yesterday and one today. I have one more on Thursday, and then I'll be free for a month.

For those of you who don't know, I'm a sophomore in college right now. I am in the process of declaring my second major in biochemistry in addition to my current cell and molecular biology major and pre-med curriculum. That alone should tell you that most of my time is invested in school.

This past semester, I was a TA for two freshman seminar classes (basically teaching freshmen about how to succeed at school, blahblahblah). Additionally, I taught two chemistry labs, have been working part time, and juggled three science classes with three labs on top of that. I haven't gotten to draw under any circumstance since school began, and that makes me very sad.

This semester has taught me a lot about how I need to handle things in my life. I don't plan on being a TA for freshman seminar again because I felt I didn't connect with the students as much as I wanted to. One of the professors I worked with never really let me talk and just had me grade all the papers. Most of the students weren't nearly as invested in their education as I feel I am, but I should have expected that. I am hoping, however, to teach more chemistry labs. I taught two intro to chem labs this past semester and absolutely loved it. I really got to know all the students well and got really positive feedback from them. Also, it serves as a much-needed second income for me.

Looking back, I feel like I overloaded myself this semester. I had numerous exams that I just barely passed or performed on a level that wasn't up to my standards (I don't like getting anything below an 80%). This was likely a by-product of me being so busy with TA work, working at the store, managing my relationship, and trying to juggle everything at once. I made a comeback in my last regular exams, and I got a couple of my final scores back--I managed an A- in physics and will likely get an A- or and A in chemistry once my professor curves the class. Still waiting on my genetics lab final score and genetics lecture score, but there is a faint possibility I may make Dean's List again--something that I was sure wouldn't happen this semester.

I can finally breathe, though, as my last final on Thursday is nothing I'm worried about. 

I apologize for my hiatus and lengthy school rant. I hope everyone is doing well. <3 I'll try and be around more over my holiday break!

much love.

  • Mood: Relief
  • Listening to: "Psalm" - Apocalyptica
Chaldemone Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
Holy shit you've been busy. Almost makes me feel ashamed of my college life, haha.
briative Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been TOO busy. It's not worth it, haha.
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