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Not Dead

Bad habits all around me...

Bad habits all around me…

No, I’m not dead. It’s been a few weeks since I last posted on here… school, work, and sleep–that’s about all I have time for. However, I need to make time for these posts. I don’t keep a journal anymore (no time), so this blog will have to serve as my public journal. Furthermore, these posts always seem so therapeutic. For me, that is, I don’t know if you feel the same way about them.

I’m currently in the fourth week of my second semester (counting the jam-packed summer semester). Today I completed the first of my monthly trigonometry tests–aced it. On Friday, I have a pre-calc exam, and on Sunday I have an anthropology paper due. Busy, busy, busy, and here I sit writing and taking periodic swigs of cold Budlight (the first one in months, I swear).

I dropped my creative writing course, by the way. Now I’m down to four courses: anthropology, chemistry, pre-calculus, and trigonometry. I dropped it because 1) I was only taking it because I thought it would be an interesting expansion of my studies, 2) I’m already set to go over 65 credit hours by the time I complete my Associate’s degree, and 3) dropping the course opened up a little more time to work and support myself financially.

My goal has always been to be at least a week ahead on my assignments, which would be possible given that I’m only taking online and blended courses this semester. However, I’m not even close to achieving that. My assignments seem to be getting done just in time. Yesterday, for example, I submitted my anthropology assignment with 30 minutes to spare. It’s not that the studies are difficult or the assignments overwhelming in quantity. I’ve simply been working too much the last several weeks.

I really love the studying. I have no social life, and sometimes I yearn for it, but always the urge to study suppresses it. This evening I learned about ionic bonds for the first time. I had always assumed that all chemical compounds come in discrete bite-sized molecules. Now I know that a lot of them form non-discrete 3-dimensional lattice formations via ionic bonds. Amazing isn’t it? I enjoy studying so much that after college, and after grad school, I may well go into research. Theoretical physics… now wouldn’t that be fun?

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