Welcome to the 100th post on Misadventures!
What an insane ride this has been. I’m stunned, excited, and humbled by the support readers have given to me; especially those whom I’ve never met before. All 135 of you mean everything to me, and keep me going on a daily basis.
That being said, there’s a lot to tell all of my lovely followers today.
First of all, I’m pretty sure I aced my second Statistics midterm. I studied for six hours and left after twenty-five minutes.
That’s what I get for taking an Elementary Statistics course in college after passing AP Statistics in high school.
Second of all, I dropped French for next semester. That might seem crazy after I’ve worked so hard, but once I found out that Sign Language can satisfy the foreign language requirement, I couldn’t get my mind off of it. I don’t have time to do both, and I’ll most likely never use French again in my life, so I’ve decided to move Sign Language to my junior and senior years, so I’ll have something simple and interesting to look forward to.
The way I see it, why waste my time and energy in classes that I don’t care about? I only get to experience this opportunity once. I’m not going to spend it complaining about required classes that I’ll never use in the future.
That being said, I got to schedule classes for the Spring semester today. I’ll only be going to my courses on Monday and Wednesday, and every single one of them is a lecture. There’s no way to emphasize how happy I am about this. Not only do I get five days a week free from class, but I won’t be forced into discussions when I learn much better by listening and comprehending.
I’ll be taking:
All short names, and all pretty self-explanatory.
I can’t tell you how excited I am to be taking classes that I actually have a genuine interest in. After spending an entire semester struggling with French and wasting my time in Statistics (as well as working in an English class that only encouraged me to drop English as a major), I’m ready to focus on something that I’ll be able to use outside of the classroom.
This schedule also leaves my week open for a real job. At the moment, I don’t have one (*hint* BuzzFeed *cough*), but it could happen. And, if it does, I’ll be able to realistically handle it. That’s always a plus.
The only regret that I have about Spring semester is that I won’t be able to visit my family as often as I do now. We get one break, and that’s only for a week in March (though I have a feeling I’ll be coming home for a weekend in late April to see Dad, Katie, and Jack involved in Peter Pan). My schedule leaves room for more surprise visits, but I’m hoping I don’t get bored on my long weekends.
Maybe I’ll actually start exploring the city past Midtown.
Oh, and last week, I did the first cultural thing I’ve done since I moved here. My friend/coworker Kirby invited me to a screening of the documentary “Still Dreaming” as part of the New York Documentary Film Festival, sponsored by HBO.
The documentary was about a group of elderly retired entertainers living in an Assisted Living Home who, led by up-and-coming New York City directors, put together Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The video focuses on the memory-related and physical struggles of the actors, but also on the incredible potential that each of them had to continue working on a project.
I really enjoyed it. Remind me of that the next time I want to be anti-social.