Education,  en Español

Everything Is Crazy

I’m in the second week of the Fall semester and I feel like I’m drowning. I know in a week or two, things will feel more stable, but right now I keep thinking I bit off more than I can chew.

My math class, which I was terrified I was going to flunk out of in the first week, is the only class I’m not worried about. My instructor is amazing and I realized all the review I did with the Khan Academy app really put me ahead. We’ve had one quiz in the class and I got a 100%. I’m extremely confident that I will be equally successful at least 3/4ths of the way through the class, and I feel like the instructor can actually walk me through anything new.

Women in US History isn’t hard, but I did just totally fuck up an assignment. The class is 100% online, which of course has its own challenges, but after doing a factory reset on my phone, my phone was showing the wrong date, and I thought I had less then 15 minutes to get an assignment in. It’s not the worst thing I’ve ever turned in, but it’s clearly not the best either. This class only rubs half the normal term so in about 6 weeks it’ll be over.

The reason I did a factory reset on my phone is because I was trying to do my Spanish assignments and the microphone on my phone would not work at all. I confirmed it was working for phone calls, but no apps. A reset has fixed it though so I can continue with my Spanish assignments.

I actually started out enrolled in a Spanish class that meets on Saturdays but quickly switched to three online class because the Saturday instructor was awful. Abrasive, sexist, and after talking almost entirely off topic for more than 4 of the 5 hours of class time I knew it wasn’t going to work out for me.

Human Anatomy and Physiology I. We have a lab practical on next Wednesday and then the following Monday, an exam in the lecture hall. I’m freaking out that I’m going to bomb the crap out of them both, but hoping that I’ll do okay. The lab practical involves looking at a lot of slides and identifying the type of cells we’re looking at, where in the body they’re found, and what they do. I’m going to be spending my long weekend studying histology until I dream about it.

Only Math and Anatomy meet on campus and it’s only on Mondays and Wednesdays but the hour long drive each way is exhausting. There’s not enough coffee in the world to make up for it.

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