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.
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!