Today I had the day off and I had the whole house to myself. That hasn't happened since, uh, June I think. I've been working every day and have been exhausted so I took full advantage of the free time and scrapbooked all day.
Haha! I wish. I studied. I read about, and researched things pertaining to my macroeconomics class that the textbook only scratched the surface on. I don't know what I would do without Google. I finished the first book I had to read, then finalized my notes on it, in preparation for tonight's class…which, I left at home bytheway- Sitting comfortably in the same spot I had been working at. Luckily I had another notebook with me.
I took a break here and there for lunch and tidying up. I also tried to take a photo of my conversation starter earrings to show a friend. Seriously…every time I wear these, I get so many compliments on them. I was walking back from the bathroom at work the other day and as per my usual jovial work personality, I said "Hello" to a passing customer. He stopped in his tracks, instead of saying "Hi" back he said "Whoa. I love those earring." then walked away. I love big earrings, they suit me better than small earrings.
Majority of my day was spent doing school work. Overall, it's was a productive day. And will continue to be productive until my eyes can't stay open anymore because I have sooooo much reading and analyzing/note taking to do for my literature and human rights course. I also have a a few assignments that I have to start for macroeconomics.
This is a totally different environment than community college. I'm not taking advanced classes or anything, but the whole environment and way of teaching is completely different than what I was used to. I don't even know how to explain it. This actually feels like college. When I went there, it just felt like an extension of high school. It didn't matter what year I went. It felt the same. But I am taking away so much more from this one semester than I ever did in my years in a community college. Maybe I finally feel that I fit in somewhere? Or because I was allowed a choice and wasn't forced to go somewhere because of the circumstances? Maybe it is because I'm older & wiser. Who knows. It could be a number of reasons as to why that is.
All I know is that this is exactly what I am supposed to be doing. I'm not where I want to be in life, I don't expect things to happen with the snap of my fingers, but I am headed down the right path. That is all that matters to me at the moment.
Well, my coffee is done. Time to hit the books!