Wow what a weekend it has been! I try to make the best of every weekend I have off from work and try to do something fun. Until Monday, I did not have anything planned for this past weekend. Bored one evening, I was scrolling through my Facebook news-feed and saw a video one of my friends, Dan, had made. It was about the Holler Hoppin Zip Lines in Nashville, Indiana. He is doing an internship there for the summer. I knew immediately that is what I was going to do on the weekend! I found out it was only $30 to zip and made a reservation for Saturday right away. Continue Reading
The following is another blog posting I wrote before I started blogging here on WordPress. Enjoy, as I have definitely done the same reading old writings of mine! Continue Reading
The summer, for most college students, is a break from classes and stress from school related activities. It is a time to enjoy free time to do anything that one desires! (Well, legally of course)
There is a wide variety of things people my age like to do during the summer. Most college students try to get a job in their hometown during the summer. Luckily for me, I am living at home while attending college, so I have a job year-round. Some students like to spend their summer drinking energy drinks and spending time in front of the game system from hours on end. (I imagine not much different from what these subjects were doing in their dorm rooms) Some sleep the summer away. Then there are those who take advantage of the free time and have fun! I try to seize every day throughout summer, but there is one problem I would like to conquer: waking up earlier. Continue Reading
This past Wednesday and Thursday, my days off from work, I went up to Lake George to do some fishing with my Dad. I like fishing and I want to learn more. Who better to learn from than the master himself? I have done some fishing in my younger years with my Dad, but I have been the age where I can actually bait my own hook, bring the fish in, and get the hook out of the mouth of the fish. It is more enjoyable to me now than it was when I was younger. I can probably vouch for my Dad by saying it is also more enjoyable for him now that I am older.
Both days did not have ideal weather conditions for fishing. It was too windy. We did better Wednesday than Thursday. We caught a total of sixteen between my Dad, uncle, and I. I think I had brought in the most that day. I think I caught six or seven “keepers”. We were fishing for Crappe, but caught a few other kinds including Rock Bass, Walleye, Perch, and Bass.
I was pretty nervous going into my finals, because I was on the border already in a few classes between letter grades. I am looking to get A’s and B’s in the courses. The finals always have a high weighted percentage that determines the final grade in the class. I did fairly well on all of my finals. In my Math 113 Intermediate Algebra class I received a “B”. I also received a “B” in my English 131 Composition class. In my Intro to Philosophy class I got a “B-” and finally, in my Intro to Computers class I received a “B+”. I am fairly happy with all of my grades this semester. I was really scared I might have gotten a “C” in a course, which would really make me mad at myself. I am that type of person who thinks “C’s” are bad grades. It’s just average. And I believe I can do better than that. Continue Reading
That’s it folks. It’s all over. The end finally came, finals are over, and summer break is now here!
I can not believe how fast the Spring semester has flown by. It seems like this semester was shorter than the one in the Fall. Either way, I am not complaining that it went by fast. I now have a nice break to enjoy! I am not taking summer classes this summer, but I probably will in the years to come. I want to finish school in an adequate amount of time. These past two semesters, my first two of my college career, I have taken twelve credit hours each. Next semester I am registered for fifteen credit hours, which is five classes instead of four.
Next semester I am registered for two classes on campus and three classes online. For my first two classes I have to go to campus and sit in on class, like I normally would and have been doing for all of my classes thus far. My other three classes are online. I have yet to take a class online, so I am not sure yet what it will be like. I am taking somewhat of a risk scheduling three. I know that taking online classes takes a lot of determination, motivation, and focus to get the work done. Only one of my online classes requires me to go to campus for tests. Other than that, all of the work is online through the university’s BlackBoard system. I feel like I will do alright in the online classes. I spend a good amount of time on the computer…doing anything at random. I feel I could click on my class and see what assignments are due that week or day and just do them right away. I would send it right in on the computer and then not worry about it until the next assignment pops up that is due. Overall, I am really interested to see what these online classes turn out to be. Continue Reading
The school semester is coming to an end and it is a very stressful time. I feel very stressed because there are so many end of the semester projects and tests that need to be completed. Only two more weeks of class left, this week and next week. Then it will be finals week. I believe all of my finals occur on Monday and Tuesday. So after then is when I will be done. I certainly can not wait until I do not have to attend class during the summer. I am just going to relax and enjoy the summer, besides working at the hospital. That is what the summer is for. Sometimes, near the end of summer break I want to get back to school, because there is so much free time in the summer. I am not going to let that happening. I plan on making this summer a great one. I want to do a lot of things this summer. I am not sure what those things are yet, but they will definitely keep me busy.
As of right now, I am extremely busy with schoolwork, so hopefully I can get through these next three weeks with good grades and I can take a sigh of relief.