Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Adventures in Online College

Long time, no blog! Ugh, it's been almost a month since I've put any word out into my little corner of the internet, and I feel really awful about that. Everything has just gotten so weird. My sleep schedule is all screwed up because I don't have the strict schedule of high school anymore. Basically, I've been staying up until 2 a.m. and sleeping in until about 11 a.m. On top of that, I started my first semester of online college courses and BAM! Instantly swamped with work. I don't know who it was that told me my first year of college would be a breeze, especially if I was taking classes online. But let. Me. Tell. You. They were wrong. I have more work now with these 4 classes than I ever did with 8 high school classes per year. It's a lot, but it's all very interesting, although my Psychology teacher makes these Powerpoints of notes that are like 80-90 slides long. And I'm so anal about it, so I have to copy ALL the notes into my notebook. In multicolored gel pens. Yes, my notes are very pretty. 

Other than staying at home, doing college work, and the occasional errand-running to the campus, I haven't really done anything major. Or seen many people. Most of my friends have gone away to college, and the ones who are still here studying at TCL have jobs and other wonderful things going on. That's one of the things I do envy in everyone else going off to college. I look at everyone's photos on social media of their dorms and their campus and them all decked out in their college colors at football games. I do feel a little bad about missing out on it, but I know that earning my degree online is what's best for me. Still, maybe I should go down to the TCL bookstore and buy myself a school t-shirt or something. Just so I feel included. Kinda. 

Getting that positive feedback and them 100% grades!
We're stuck in this really awkward weather stage in Beaufort, too. It's like we are caught somewhere between summer and fall. It's cool enough for us to leave the back door open and turn off the A/C (huzzah for low electric bills!) but too warm for sweaters. Unfortunately, my toes disagree with the rest of me, however, so I'm wearing socks basically all day every day. I went ahead and got all of my super "summer-y" clothes out of my closet and into storage, and pulled my winter wardrobe out so that I am prepared. And yet, as a white girl with Instagram in college, I am ashamed to say that I have yet to get a pumpkin spice coffee from ANYWHERE yet. I'm not a major pumpkin fan, but it's an Autumn rite-of-passage. I feel so ashamed.

I will likely be posting some of my essays on here as blog posts, mostly because my professors are really great about giving us free reign to choose topics we want to write about. I'll probably add photos and videos to the blog posts though, just to spice them up and make them more interesting. I'll also try to post MUCH more often, because the fact that I almost left the blog post-less for a month makes me twitchy.