How is everyone? How was your week/weekend? Mine was relatively uneventful. It was a shock to me too. The only thing going on in my life right now is school. School, school, and more school. I have recently had a large bout off procrastination and now find myself with three papers and two projects to do in the net two weeks. No it’s probably not a lot but to me it currently looks like Mount Everest. The self induced stress fest that I am currently working my way through couldn’t come at a worse time. With the sun shining brightly overhead, and the weather warm enough to wear shorts and lounge around soaking up the vitamin D, I have a slew of things to keep me distracted and distractions are not something I need right now. I’m hoping that my weekend off relaxation and time with my friend has been enough to allow me to push through these net 2 and a half weeks to get these papers done and ace these projects, both of which require public speaking, which I hate with the fiery passion of a thousand angry hornets.
Speaking of distractions, I am currently writing this while sitting on my front porch in the sun, enjoying the relatively consistent breeze as well as the sun on my face and the sounds of spring all around. I haven’t gone in my house for hours now, and I probably won’t be going in any time soon. I wish my teachers would take us outside for class. They could send out a class email the night before to tell us to bring a large blanket or a folding chair to class the net day and the teacher could then lecture about whatever the topic is while we all enjoy the beautiful weather that we have so desperately been missing. Maybe that’s just me but I digress.
I hope everyone enjoys the upcoming week and is able to enjoy the weather to the best of their abilities. If you have anything fun to add or suggest and even if you just want to say HI comment down below. I love to hear from you.
So as I have said before, This semester is my first semester at Kutztown University and it has been a semester full off trial by error. Mostly when it comes to writing papers. Yes, I know that as a History Major I will write more papers then I thought humanly possible and yes, I know that Historians everywhere use the Chicago Manual Style of writing, however, I made a grave mistake in not using this style earlier in my educational career. Anyway, this whole semester I have been struggling to become friends with this style of writing because from now on it will be what I use. I really thought I had a handle on it, however, it seems I’m just not there yet. I wrote this post mainly as a procrastination attempt instead of working on my research paper. The second reason I’m writing this is to share the photo at the beginning.
That is an accurate representation of what I think my paper will be in the near future. Does anyone have any suggestions when it comes to formatting my paper correctly? I would love to hear from everyone, whether it be tips or funny stories of your own learning experiences. Let me know down below.
So this week has been a whirlwind. One of my cousins passed away on Wednesday and it has hit most of my southern family pretty hard. Her viewing was Saturday and her funeral was today. All I can say is at least she isn’t in any pain anymore and that she can see her son again. Aside from the death in the family, this week has been pretty busy for school. I spent most of Tuesday stressing over my schedule for the upcoming fall semester, but I finally got it straightened out. Well, as straightened out as I can until I can actually register for classes. Then I will find out if I got into the one required class that I need and don’t want to wait forever to take. However, the school is only running one section of it so it could possibly end up full before I can get placed into it. If so, I have back-up courses. Nothing is going to stop me from kicking ass this Fall.
I’m going to be starting a new language then. Pennsylvania German! I have wanted to learn it for a while and I cannot wait to be able to converse with others in the area, or even online, that know the language as well. J On top of those two classes I’ll be taking a Western Civilization Survey class, a mandatory health class, and a course on physical geography. I’m excited to get going but I have plenty planned this summer in order to keep me busy.
Friday, I got an email about a study abroad opportunity in London that I am super excited about. I’m going to an info session on the 19th to see how much it’s going to cost and some other info. Going to London has been a lifelong dream of mine and to be able to go and earn credits for it would be really awesome. I just have to find a way to fund it.
On another note, I will be starting up a weekly gardening series within the next month or two. It will continue regularly throughout the summer and then be a monthly post during the winter months. I’m really looking forward to that. In addition to that post, this series will be coming to a temporary end in about a month and will start back up a few weeks before the fall semester.
How has your week gone? What have you guys been up too? Do you have any suggestions for new posts? As always, leave a comment down below. I love hearing from everyone and will always reply.
I’m so very excited to share a special post I have been working on for quite some time. Last semester I interviewed my History professor for the Front Street Journal, a publication at Reading Area Community College. Well, after reviewing it and tweaking it to the parameters set, I am proud to say it has been published. 🙂 If you are interested, head on over here and read about Mr. Lawlor.
Hope all is well with everyone.