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the end is in sight!

Today after classes, I met with my advisor. She always says it won't take very long, but then we always end up, like today, chatting in her office for an hour and a half ^^;.

The first half hour was devoted to figuring out how much longer it should be until I graduate... approximately 2 years if I take about 12 hours a semester, but hah, there's no way I'd do that XD;. So hopefully it'll only be a year and a half maybe, if I keep on tackling 16 or more hours a semester? It's comforting to have a goal in sight, though ^_^. I do enjoy learning and such, but I don't want it to go on forever and ever either. *marches on toward the future*

After that was figured out, my advisor interviewed me for a paper she's writing for a conference in New York. It's about conservative/religious students in college, and she interviewed me as a used-to-be religious conservative turned agnostic not-really religious type person. I just basically talked about my childhood being raised in a Southern Baptist church, and how I lost sleep for many years over the idea of rapture ^^;. Talking about that was a bit mortifying, but I was glad that someone I looked up to listened, and didn't accuse me of being a hellion for my current stance on things XD;. I don't think I could get that at home. After we talked about that, she told me my paper on the rapture, and my obvious anger/uncomfort toward the subject, that I wrote during my second semester of college is what vaguely inspired her to write this paper XD;. I need to read that again paper again-- I remember it was pretty awful ^^;. That was an interesting experience today, though... Someone actually wanted to hear my opinion for something semi-important, which was nice ^^. My coherence isn't always there, but I managed to not make a total jackass of myself ^^;.

CSI is on, so I'll go be shocked whilst watching it. That show's so scary and gross sometimes, but I'm pretty awesome at closing my eyes really quick when I hear squishy noises XD;. I DON'T WANT TO SEE A BULLET TRAVEL THROUGH SOMEONE'S BRAIN! or whatever. But it's still interesting to watch ^^.


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Feb. 7th, 2007 07:22 am (UTC)
I don't have my graduation in sight, though I should probably try to meet with one of the counselors again (even though the last two I met with were less than helpful). I should probably have my transfer to a uni in sight soon, before I have my graduation in sight. Grah, but the future scares me... *hides somewhere* I think it's because I can't imagine life without school. Well I could probably now, since I'm working so much, but I mean not having to worry about registration or getting textbooks or whatnot... I think even when I do get a career (as a teacher!), I'll still go to school, if only to further my learning'ness. Or what not.


And M-sama you know you pwn. Hurray for randomly inspiring people. Because M-sama is an inspiring person. *clings* You know it. X3 And I wanna watch CSI... Hm.
Feb. 8th, 2007 12:13 am (UTC)
I agree, the future is a scary thing. But I can't afford this college life for too long, whether I want to or not, I've gotta be ready to take the next step ^^;;;.

Universities are fun-- I think you'll like it ^_^. It is weird living on campus with a bunch of people, but it's a pretty amiable life ^^.

Some people are professional students XD. You could always be one of those-- never stopping your education. I think I'll miss college once I'm out, but I'm also trying to psych myself up to... umm... SUCCEED! I want to do fun things in the future, so hopefully life will look a little less foreboding once I'm actually out apart of my future, instead of looking at it terrified from this side of things ^^;. It's only scary because you don't know what you'll do exactly yet-- but you'll figure it out eventually. I hope I will too ^^;;;. Or maybe I'll just be a vagabond, but hey, that sounds fun too ^.^V.

[also /ramble]

I'm not inspiring! I thought it was funny that she was inspired by my ill'ness toward the subject, though XDD. You want to watch CSI O.O? Such a scary show. I don't know why I watch it so much ^^;.
Feb. 10th, 2007 06:38 am (UTC)
XD I spoke to my mom about this yesterday funnily enough. I want to decide on some things too! And be sure where I'm headed now. *will strive for that like M-sama strives* ^o^

You are too inspiring! Your words are golden I say! I decree it! >.> [/abuse of decreeing power]

And I do! Crime scene stuffs always interested me. *loved watching forensics on TV* Even though it's pretty gruesome.
Feb. 17th, 2007 10:50 pm (UTC)
What kind of things made of awesome are you striving for o.o?

Well, I'll hope my words are golden, if I'm going to try and survive as an English major XD;. Or at least I'll hope my words don't turn to crap or anything, or else I'll be in trouble ^^;.
Feb. 20th, 2007 07:05 am (UTC)
I just aim to transfer and graduate for now. XD Then I will worry about things after that. >.>

M-sama can dooooooo it! Helen knows! ^o^
Feb. 24th, 2007 03:23 am (UTC)
Do you know what school you're transfering to yet o.o? That must be hard-- trying to figure out if all your credits will transfer and stuff >.>;. Do your best! University life isn't as bad as it seems, I promise ^^. I've been living in this weird university colony for 3 years now XD;.
Mar. 9th, 2007 04:54 am (UTC)
I'm planning to transfer to UCLA but it might be difficult'ish to get into since there are a lot of English majors going there. @_@ *will do her best though!* If not I can always try another school. *nodnod*
Mar. 31st, 2007 01:08 am (UTC)
I feel like UCLA is one of those colleges I should know about... isn't it really, really famous o.o? I didn't give hardly any thought at all to the college I picked, so I didn't go looking up the famous ones or anything, so I'm horribly ill-knowledged XD;.
Apr. 2nd, 2007 02:05 pm (UTC)
I feel that I should give some thought on which college to attend, but I really... don't care. XD I just picked UCLA because it's close and famous'y.
Apr. 2nd, 2007 03:53 pm (UTC)
Don't worry, I didn't give any thought to which university I picked either XD. Other than it was the cheapest, hooray! Sounds perfect to me XD.

The most famous college I'm nearest to is... I'm not near any famous colleges ^^;. Maybe Washu is St. Louis, that one's pretty highly revered, but that's 5 hours away ^^;. And yeah, don't forget the $50,000 per semester cost. Omg, that's like... the cost of 6 of my semesters XD;. HELEN! UNIVERSITY PRICES ARE SCARY!
Apr. 6th, 2007 04:06 am (UTC)
That was part of the reason why I went to community college than university. OMG the cost. XD;;
Apr. 8th, 2007 12:36 am (UTC)
I guess I just got lucky that I live near one of the cheapest Universities in my state XD;. As long as "university" is in the title of where you went, it's more credible to future employers and such, no matter how cheap it was in comparison to the rest ^^;.
Apr. 12th, 2007 04:39 am (UTC)
That I know. Though UCs (Universities of California) are more... reputable than just regular CSUs (California State Universities) here. I don't know why. XD;; Well I do. But still. *confuzzled*
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