Filed under: University with tags: excitement, musings
I’m finally going into third year, yeah!
You are eligible for Winter Session 2010-2011 BSC Year 3 General Science in Life Science
If I had been ‘on time’ with everyone else who entered into university the same year as I did, I should be going into Year 4 instead. But honestly, right now it’s one of those ‘FFS, who cares!’ moments. I’m actually doing two concentrations (sort of like a major and a minor, but slightly different) – Life Science (a.k.a. Biology) and Earth & Ocean Sciences (a.k.a. Geography). Oh, yay! So when I’m done this degree, I’ll be the proud owner of a Bachelor of Science in Life Science and Earth and Ocean Sciences. It’s going to be the longest name ever on a degree, I’d think. Besides people who do like dual majors and dual minors, all in one go (and if you do that, I think you’re nuts).
I’m just waiting for my registration date to pop up now… Third years go third (fancy that) in terms of registration dates. It goes fourth years, first years, third years and second years. Which means that second years get totally ripped off (and it sucked last year when I had to stalk to get the classes that I wanted). It seems, so far, that I’m going to need to stalk to get the class that I want this year too… One of the classes that I desperately wanted is already full (boo). Here’s hoping for a decent chance at getting the classes that I want!
My educational plans currently consist of: completing my current BSc (Life Sciences + Earth & Ocean Sciences) by December 2011 (or May 2012, depending on how many classes I can get into this upcoming year!) and then doing another two years after that to graduate by May 2014 with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing – which is the ultimate goal. Which isn’t too bad, I’ll be 24 by then and it’ll be 7 years post-high school graduation with two BSc’s. Of course, this will also mean that I will have gone to school for 20 straight years. I’m trying really hard not to think about that part. I have the rest of my life to think about how I spent way too much money on two pieces of paper, after all! *removes tongue from cheek*
It sounds weird, when I think about it that way – that I will have been going to school of 20 years (with summers off, of course). But in the end, I think it will all be okay. I’m moving forward, not backwards, and I’ve learned a lot about myself since starting university. I’ve learned not to let the ‘little’ things get me down, I’ve learned that failing a midterm doesn’t mean I’m going to fail course (organic chemistry & calculus, I’m thinking of you!) and I’ve also learned that failing a course and retaking it does not mean that I’m too stupid to learn the material.
My failures are only as devastating as I make them out to be to myself. It was an incredibly expensive lesson for me to learn, but I learned it anyways.