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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.

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