Sunday, March 14, 2010

Back At It - Almost

Spring break is almost over - I write this as I am sitting in the Phoenix airport, realizing Tennessee is now three hours behind Phoenix. I had a good spring break. Got to spend some great time with my Mom. We woke up Thursday morning to 2" of snow in Sierra Vista. My dad always told me that bad weather followed me. By that afternoon in Phoenix, it was 66. Hmmm.

I went to speak to my geology advisor a week ago Friday. He said that if I decided to take the Cartography class, I would need to petition it. I asked the Geography department about it and they said the class probably would not petition because it is more technical instead of historical. I am going to take the class anyway just because I want to and I can. I will take the last class I need for my degree (an elective) in the spring. I figure at this point in my college career, I have a few hours I can play around with. I am not held to such a strict program like so many of my younger peers who want to get out in 3-4 years.

I am looking forward to the waning days of my college career. This time next year, I should be ready to graduate. Wow. That scares me. I may just have to go back to school for another degree! Is it possible to be an education addict?

I plan to finish my foreign language requirement in the summer at the community college (hoping it will be easier than at the university). The majority of next year will be spent
my minor requirements. I enjoy geology, so I am looking forward to that coursework.

Hmm - so what is the nugget of wisdom in this blog for nontrads or would-be nontrads? Go for it! If you can take a class you really want to take, even though it won't count for anything, take it! The whole premise behind education is broaden your knowledge base. Notice I did not say "amass knowledge". Big difference - but a different subject for another blog (if I remember).

Remember, Life is an adventure, live it! And, "Nothing ventured, nothing gained." I want to get to the end of my life and say, "Well, I did most of what I wanted to do and I don't have any regrets." How about you?? Stay tuned . . .

1 comment:

wwfd301 said...

I agree. I took Astronomy 101 and LOVED IT! I took it at the Community College and the credits didn't transfer to the university but I am glad I took it anyway. Good luck! My break is over and I go back tomorrow. As I say everyday...ONE DAY CLOSER TO MY DEGREE!