Finals Week

Here it comes: the dreaded “finals week”.  For most students, this means hours upon hours of lost sleep and studying.  For me though, it means all that plus being anxious about a surgery at the end of the week.  Normally, I cope very well with all of the work required at the end of the semester, but this year is special.  It is my first year coming back to school after having to take a year off, and now that it is finally coming to an end, I have a surgery to worry about along with my finals.  So yes, I am actually feeling the pressure that so many students joke around about on social media instead of studying, but I know that I will do just fine with everything.

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End of the Semester

Well, it is almost the end of the semester, and I am happy to say that I have learned a whole lot about photoshop in class.  I even bought it on my own computer at home to use.  I may not be going into any kind of artistic field, but I think that it is still something cool (and useful) to have.  Hopefully the things that I have learned in class this semester will prove useful to me down the road.

Traveling

I want to make a personal goal to visit each of the seven wonders of the world.  I know it won’t be cheap to do, but I feel like traveling is an important thing to do.  I think being able to experience all of the different areas of the world will be an amazing thing to do.  But, actually doing it is still only on my wishlist.

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Picking a Major

Since I can only stay at WCC for 2 more semesters, I need to start thinking about where to transfer to.  I will also need to declare my major.  When I first started college, I applied as an undeclared major, and thought to myself, “Surely I’ll figure out what I want to do in the next 2 years”.  Two years have gone by and I still have no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life.  It’s a pretty big decision to make, so I don’t want to pick something that I’ll regret later on.

Photoshop

I feel that I am getting a lot better at using photoshop now.  Mainly, I feel that I can quickly figure out which tools I need to use to do certain things.  I still have a very long way to go before I even get near the level of most professionals, but progress is progress.

Gun Control

I know that this is a very controversial topic right now, but I think that the arguments on it are too black and white.  The only way there will be any progress on this is if there is a settlement on a gray area.  A lot of people that I know have grown up in households with guns.  I grew up in a household with guns.  I have fired guns before, and yes it is fun.  The fact that I see some people arguing that gun control is infringing on our second amendment rights is appalling.  I do not think that most of these people even know what gun control is.  The government is not going to ban the use of your guns, they are just restrictions.  You really do not need the same weapons and ammunition as the military to go hunting or protect yourself from an intruder.

Getting Back Into It

After having to take a year off from school, I was kind of nervous about going back, thinking that it would be too much to just jump right in as a full time student again.  From my one year of college experience prior to this, there seemed to be a lot of work.  But, here I am in the middle of the semester and I don’t feel stressed at all.  I was especially afraid of taking a math class since I thought it would be too confusing to jump right into with all of the numbers and formulas, but to my surprise, I am doing amazing in it.

Time

When I was young, my parents always told me that time goes a lot faster as you get older, and here I am.  20 years old and I feel like the weeks go by in the blink of an eye.  Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Sometimes I have something to look forward to, so I am happy that it seems like that thing is coming faster, but on the other hand, I really do like to enjoy every moment of every day.  Many times I find myself doing something that I’m interested in, and then in what feels like an hour, it’s already 2:30 AM.

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Paris Attacks

After hearing of the terrorist attacks in Paris, I can only ask myself: what kind of person would do this? I know many people like to directly blame Islam for any kind of terrorism, but I would never be able to do that because I know many practitioners of the religion, and they really are no different than I am.  It is something much deeper than religion.  The people that do these things are filled with hate.

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Car Trouble

On my way to school today, my car started to choke and sputter, and the smell of gas became dominant.  I tried to turn around and drive it home, going 10 mph and flagging the people behind me to pass.  I finally pulled over when the car was out of gas and saw a nice stream of rainbow colored gasoline mixed with water.  A rotted fuel line had decided to break at a pretty inconvenient time, but I guess that’s to be expected when driving an older car in the northeast.