It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted on this particular blog. I figured it was about time I posted something, anything just so if there happened to be anyone out there in cyberverse, they would know I’m still alive.
I am becoming an introvert. Today was day 3 in my spring semester and already I have spent more time on campus than I have at home. That’s not the problem. The problem is because of the amount of time I spend there creates a sort of “I’m setting up home in the computer lab” kind of feeling in me. The computer lab should not be home!!
Each day I feel more inclined to check D2L or e-mails for homework or to get just a little bit ahead in the weekly readings. I already have an appointment to see a professor on the first homework assignment to see if I am on the correct track. This professor already assured me I am indeed going in the correct direction, but I just need to show my work thus far to triple check.
This is normal, right?
My best friend is leaving this Tuesday to nanny in upstate (and by upstate I mean Watertown, NY, like 6 hours north of NYC..yeah). She will be gone for two months. Not as long as her first nanny job in Colorado a few years back where she was gone for five months, but it is still a good chunk of time. We both feel a bit of relief however because she won’t have to miss me while we still live in the same house and I won’t have to feel bad about turning down “let’s hangout” offers.
Are you beginning to see my obsession with being on top of school work?
The last homework free weekend was essentially spent saying my goodbyes because I won’t be able to TRULY hangout until the beginning of May. How does one do this you might be asking yourself. Well first it begins with always doing homework. Even getting ahead so that the first month you are ahead of the whole class regarding the syllabus (some lectures may be confusing because everyone else is “behind”). Then, if you are the opener for Starbucks, you know that means waking at 4am most days, resulting in early bedtimes. By the time 8pm rolls around falling asleep sounds real nice. So I really don’t see anyone during a semester. Ask any of my friends.
This is a perfect recipe for social awkwardness. Indeed. At the end of every semester, since being at the UofA, I have had to transition back into being social and saying yes to hanging out and ohmygoodness asking people to hang out. Not hanging out and creating my own routine is almost a lazy way of not dealing with people, selfish, I know. Not healthy, true. But my GPA is at stake if I am not disciplined! I don’t plan on going to graduate school, but I do believe in whatever you do, do it well.
Everyone has their unhealthy obsessions. Mine just happens to be academic. I know for a fact I am not the only one who experiences this.
Also, the reason for the long times in between posts is because of school. Ironic? So if you don’t hear from me (on this particular blog where I post about normal, boring things)* it is because I am probably checking homework, reading something, or quite possibly working on an assignment that’s due in a week.
*I am the Wednesday writer for a very dear friends blog called bgdiets, check it out! She’s a great writer and will make you laugh I can guarantee it.