I am a Cookie Monster

My Tuesdays and Thursdays are always a bit of a relief in the week because I’m able to sleep in. I don’t have class until 2:00 PM and it’s absolutely great. While I wanted to remain in my cocoon of warmth, I forced myself out of bed yesterday around eight so I could go talk to an advisor from the business college. (To clear up some confusion: I attend a university,  and this university is made of up different colleges. Like Business college, College of Arts & Sciences, etc.)

As much as I really, really want to be enjoying my French class right now, I’m not. I absolutely hate it. My professor is rude and assigns a ridiculous amount of homework and, I just hate the class. I don’t know if I just want to give it another shot next semester to see if it was just my professor or now. I don’t know, I just need to think on it some more. I dread working on the homework and consider skipping the class (even though part of our grade is attendance) every day. Argggh! Je ne sais pas!

Anywho, I went  and talked to one of the business advisor’s and asked some general questions about requirements and then officially changed my major. All of the classes I’m taking now transfer except one, which is nice. She suggested some courses for next semester and I’m pretty excited for it. I don’t have an emphasis yet, but it feels good just to be able to say right now I’m going into Business Administration. :)

At the beginning of the semester I had a lot of stress from the confusion of my credits that I received in high school from other colleges. In the dual-credit program (I received both high school and college credit)  I took three math classes and an English composition class. It was absolutely great and I sent the transcripts from the college over, except UMKC forgot to put them on my transcript. >.< So I’m enrolled in an English class I already have credit for and there was all this confusion and the advisors didn’t know what to do, blah blah blah.

Well that’s all figured out now, which is a relief. I’m still in the English class, and my transfer credit will just count as an English elective instead. So I’m getting something out of it at least. Though let me tell you, my English class is bonkers. The majority of our grade is based on one research paper, and the paper has to be about writing or research. Therefore, we have to write and research for a paper about writing and research.

Yeah.

I finally decided that I’m doing my paper on the intertextuality of Harry Potter. Which is exciting because I love Harry Potter, but also very boring because,well, it’s about intertextuality which is not exciting at all. I’m not really sure how I’m going to incorporate the research into it, because I feel it will just be more of a rhetorical analysis, but I’m probably just going to bullcrap the entire paper anyways. Oh, college. :P

Tomorrow is me and Andrew’s two-and-a-half year anniversary. :love: We found out there is a Renaissance Fair out here that’s almost exactly like the one back home in St. Louis and we’re going tomorrow as our kind of date. Haha, it’s going to be fun!

Well, I think that’s all for now. I’m going to head up to the cafeteria for some dinner and hope that they have cookies. :P Me and Alysha have been sneaking out probably six or seven cookies each time we go to stash up in the dorm room. I wish I could send you all a cookie so you could try it, because they are absolutely delicious. To die for.  Whenever people ask me what my favorite part of college so far is I always tell them the cookies.  ;) We’re running low at the moment – only two left! – so I need to go change that right now.

Gosh, I’ve turned into a cookie monster!

Finally Settling Down

“Settle down, it’ll be all clear. Don’t pay no mind to the demons, they fill you with fear. The trouble it might drag you down. If you get lost you can always be found. Just know you’re not alone, cause I’m gonna make this place your home.”

I was just listening to my iPod and this song came up and I thought it would be a fitting start to this new blog post, because really, this last month I just needed to take one big huge deep breath and calm the heck down. Things are so much better in college since the last time I blogged; it’s not perfect, but gosh, I’m actually happy.

I’ll start with my roommate. Her name is Alysha and she is absolutely fantastic. I’ve heard so many horror stories about different people’s crazy roommates but so far me and her have gotten along so well. We’re both Christians and at that  we’re both Baptists (what are the odds?) so having her as a roommate has been an encouragement and it’s definitely been a God thing that we were put together. We have a lot in common and a few weekends ago I actually went home with her to meet her family and check out her town for the weekend.

We’ve both gotten pretty involved in a Christian organization on campus called Impact and it has been so much fun meeting everyone in it. We went to a house party last night and had a potluck dinner and played games. Me and Alysha just brought chips because we can’t really cook anything in the dorm very easily. :P With big group gatherings I usually tend to be kind of awkward and don’t enjoy them very much, just because I’m kind of a quiet and introverted person. But last night was so great.

As far as classes, I’m fairly confident in all of them. I still don’t necessarily enjoy them, but that’s okay. I’ve pretty much decided to drop my French major and not even consider it for a minor either. I loved it in high school, but I really think that was largely due to my teacher. My professor is literally the stereotype of a Frenchman: snobby, rude, intimidating, and doesn’t understand a word that anyone is saying unless you pronounce it perfectly. So that class is really a pain. I’m wondering if it’s just my professor and if I should give it another shot next semester, but I don’t want to waste my time. Just have to think about it some more.

Instead, I’m considering majoring in business administration. I need to talk to the business college advisers and get some more overall information still, so that’s another step forward. Both Andrew and Becky both thought that Business would be better suited to me than French, so we’ll see. :) Plus my roommate is a business major, so that would be fun.

Me and Andrew are planning on heading back home towards the end of October which I’m really excited about. I miss my family and friends and my dog! That furry slobbery lump of joy I have missed so much. Plus, I didn’t bring hardly any winter clothes with me and it’s been getting cold so I need to bring some of that back! :P

I received a care package from one of my aunt’s yesterday and it was so sweet. She included all of my favorite junk food and included a note that said, ‘When things get rough, call on Christ. And a little bit of junk food. Junk food helps too.’ So now I have enough junk food to last me a good month! And something else to snack on when the cafeteria food gets old (which it is starting to).

On a bit of a different note, I am so so so excited for NaNoWriMo in November. I know that it’s not even October yet, but I already have a plot in mind for my novel and have started with character development. Anyone else planning on doing NaNo this year? Because I think that you should. It’s one of the best experiences that I think everyone should at least try once! And while I think I must be some kind of neurotic person for attempting to do this on top of school and all of my other obligations, I keep thinking I managed it my senior year with six honors classes and pulled a 4.8 GPA. I got this.

That’s another phrase I keep telling myself. I got this. Because I can. I can do this.

I can do this.

(P.S. For whatever reason, my laptop won’t let me view CO.CC domains. I don’t know what the problem is but I love all you lovelies, I just can’t view or comment on your sites! :( If you have any ideas to what the problem may be, that would be much appreciated!)

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