After moving at the speed of light all semester, I am finally getting the chance to slow down. I still have one more final to go - my Anthropology final on May 4. I will have the whole weekend to study for that.
It's good to be able to move a little slower! I was finally able to join the Phi Alpha Theta (history honor society) gang at the Mellow Mushroom last night for trivia night. Our team was in second place until the final round when we bet it all and lost it all. Such is life. It was fun, though.
Slowing down has also allowed me to see that there are things in need of my attention - my house, my dogs, relationships. It will be good to give attention to those things/animals/people that need my attention before I have to gear up again in July for summer school.
Got some great news about financial aid. I qualified for a $2,000 Pell Grant for next year. That will definitely help. I'm also having to use more student loans, but that's okay. If I stay on top of my studies and continue to do well academically, I may qualify for more scholarships.
Slowing down, however, has felt more like the sensation one feels when an airplane lands - the pull as the plane dramatically slows down while the pilot practically stands on the brakes and the flaps are at a full ninety degree angle to the wings. Slowing down from this semester has not been a gradual process.
Still, it has been good not to have to head to the library every night or stay up late typing a paper or reading. Just when I get used to this, I'll have to "take off" again. Ah, such is the life of a college student! Stay tuned . . .