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12:09 p.m. - 2006-08-28
thoughts on school
monday, august 28.

today's thoughts: school.

tomorrow night I'll be stepping into a classroom for the first time in four years. this feels like a depressively cliche bored suburbanite thing to do, but: I'm taking an art class at a community college. art history 1300-1750. and I'm excited about it!

since I've been toying with the idea of grad school, but obviously not ready to take a leap in that direction, I figured this is a way to test it out a little bit. or just to get something NEW into my brain. shake it up. see some new faces. I kind of don't know what to expect. I've been told classes at COD are super easy, so I doubt it will be challenging in any way. but I'm still stoked to get back into it. and also all school-giddy, like. . . . buying new notebooks and pens and pencil cases. and thinking, "what first day of school outfit should I wear?" I'll let you know what I decide.

also, I found out something new about myself last week: I minored in Sociology in college.

I requested my transcript from iowa state (thought my art history class might have a prerequisite, turns out it doesn't though) and it came in the mail last week. it was like a delightful little walk down memory lane, all printed on official paper and notarized. and seriously, no wonder I loved college! I only took the classes that I really wanted to take. thanks ISU for not requiring honors students to take any gen ed! my last semester was like a dream: senior design studio, calligraphy, sociology of religion, and "jazz appreciation" seminar-listening to music for an hour and a half every friday afternoon.

oh but anyway! so yeah, I thought I flaked on filling out my sociology minor paperwork. I was completely convinced I didn't, but there it is, all official on my transcript. I guess it doesn't make a big difference. but it seems really strange to me to learn something new about myself from four years ago. like I should be a different person than I was before.

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