Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Happy Graduation. See you in July

The last day of classes has finally come. I made it through the entire semester without missing any classes and without missing a single day of work (I think). I completed all of my assignments and turned them in on time. I have read pages and pages of anthologies, taken three 291 midterms, written two 5-page papers, created a timeline, and completed 10 reading quizzes. For Shakespeare I have read fourteen plays, written a paper proposal, written a 9-page paper, given a group presentation, and read and summarized 10 scholarly articles. I could go on and on listing. You get the idea. It's just funny that the first week of classes when you look at the syllabus it feels like there is no way that you have it in you to do it again. To complete everything in conjunction with all of your other classes. And it always gets done. All of it. (Quality aside.)

I've decided that I need some hobbies. I'm really dissatisfied when I'm in school because I feel so stressed out all of the time, but when I'm not busy with school I'm intensely bored. Like tonight. I don't want to do any homework because I'm so burnt out/I don't really need to work on anything tonight. So, I'm just sitting here. I've checked my email at least 7 times in the past half hour. I tried falling asleep. A I started reading a book, but I'm losing interest quickly, I've lost my interest in TV, I'm not really a crafty person, I don't have InDesign on my computer. Any suggestions?

I leave for London in less than two weeks. Two weeks from yesterday, actually. Yesterday in my London prep class our teacher announced that our program wont let us go to Paris during our free travel days. My friend Rachel paused, looked around wildly, and then said "what the crap did he just say?" We're going to get along just fine.

11 comments:

Lil Renny said...

remember how I was going to go to Paris and you were going to come visit me? Your teacher probably just found out I won't be there and didn't want you to spend time in Paris being broken up about it.

Kristin said...

you are so right!

Chelsea said...

That is crap. I am sorry, I don't understand. Maybe if he said you're not allowed to go to Afghanistan I would understand, but Paris? Where else is there to go? You know, besides Italy, Switzerland, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, whatever....
Where even are you allowed to go?

Chelsea said...

Um, I'm impressed that you did all those assignments. The difference between you and me is that you think to yourself at the beginning of the semester that there is no way you will be able to do it all, and then you surprise yourself in the end because you really did do it all.

Me? I actually don't get all my assignments done.

Kristin said...

We're only allowed to travel within great Britain. LAME

Lil Renny said...

Maybe they only do that if you go during spring and summer since the amount of time is so much shorter? Hmmm. Well my old roommate's family lives in London, do you want me to ask her what sweet spots there are to visit within Britain?

Chelsea said...

I guess you could always go back to woodworking. Just trying to suggest hobbies for you.

Lil Renny said...

Become a rapper (I listened to "Where is the Love?" last night. I thought of you. Good times.)

Christina said...

Become a rapper? I AM a rapper. c'mon.

Kristin said...

Ha, that was me (kristin) not christina. christina is NOT a rapper. I'm at work and christina was signed in . . .

Chelsea said...

I hate to leave another comment, but are you still "walking" this week?