Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Well after a nail biting down to the wire decision BSU decided to turn a blind eye to an old bill so that I could continue on in my pursuit of brainiacness. I am chocking it up to the motivating letter I sent: "I have a hold on my account due to money owed. I was wondering if there is anyway that I could register for classes as I have financial aid available for this semester. I have tried to scrape together enough money to pay off the old bill but finances are tight (barely able to pay power and groceries tight). I really want to finish with school (I only have two semesters left) so that I can look towards a future of being able to pay bills and not be in debt. I know it is always a risk for you to extend a favor like this, but I would not be accruing any more debt (due to available financial aid), and really it is an investment towards my being able to pay this bill. If I can't finish school the chances of my making more money in the future are dismal. I look forward to hearing from you and hope we can work something out." So it worked, and on the first day of classes I registered! Surprisingly I have gotten into all the classes I needed. This semester and next and I am done with my undergraduate degree in Biology with a human emphasis!!! The classes I plan to rock this spring are Organic Evolution (Biol 400), Human Physiology (Zoology 401), Organic Chemistry (Chemistry 309), and Human Development (Biology 451). Whew! No fun literature or philosophy classes left in my schedule which is a right brain tragedy, but alas someday I will have money enough to take the occasional lit class just for fun. I also plan to write books, compete at the top levels of eventing, and have grand adventures with my husband. Right now, I'm focusing on getting to a Masters of Physician's Assistant and then a great job so I can buy a 5-point breastplate and goose-neck living quarters trailer! It is strange to finally be a college senior, it has been a long time coming. I took my first college classes in the spring of 2007, a year and half after finishing high school. There have been adventures, good times, and heartbreak throughout but I wouldn't trade a day, I wouldn't change the process, I treasure the wisdom gained and time spent growing up. I have a lot more wisdom to gain and I look forward to it. My mom always says that 'tough times are character building,' at times I feel that if this is the case I must have character oozing out my ears, but then I look around and realize that each and every person around me has their own struggles and triumphs. I realize that each day is a journey and each moment should be relished, it is often the times that feel insignificant that end up shaping us.