Hello nontraditional students. I know, I know it has been forever since I posted a Post. I don’t know if it is because I am older or if it is because I generally don’t have much time to spare but I am guilty. The good news is that I’m posting a post today and hope to get back into a regular habit of it…here goes:
The upcoming semester – Fall/2011 – will be my last here at CCU. You can’t see my facial expression nor can you feel my excitement but believe you me I am very excited. I have been pursuing my higher education since 2006, so it is time and I am ready to quit being a student. Graduate school you ask – let’s not discuss that yet.
Preparing for the upcoming semester has its ups and downs. On the upside this is the last time I have to prepare for an upcoming semester. The main downside is that I have to review all my notes and determine whether or not to continue saving them. For me most of my archived notes have been used and have been helpful so I’ll probably end up keeping most of them. I wonder what I’ll do with my notes after I graduate? I’ve never had to wonder what a graduate does with their college stuff so that will be interesting: what will I keep, how long will I keep what I’m keeping, and why do I want to keep what I’m keeping…to name a few wonders.
Anyway, another upside to this upcoming last semester is not purchasing another book bag, satchel, postcarrier bag, roller book bag, huge pocketbook, or some other type of bag that holds my computer, books, notes, etc. I guess this also means that I can get rid of the old ones with half a handle or a broken zipper. Good, less clutter!
So, in just a few more days I’ll be walking into the classroom of my first class of my last semester. All of the classes I am taking are interesting and I’m sure I’ll enjoy them. It will be sad though – even though I’ll be the only one that knows it – and happy at the same time. I have thoroughly enjoyed attending classes and doing my best to produce quality work. My last semester I got 3 B’s and only 1 A for the first time since 2006 and it really made my GPA drop. Most assuredly I will be doing whatever I possibly can to turn those B’s back into A’s.
Some of you might be saying what about B’s, that’s great, you don’t have to make all A’s, etc. etc. I know all that too, but as a nontraditional student I want to do better than just do good, I feel like I have to do better and if at all possible make the A’s. Even though you don’t put your transcript on a resume I would still feel better personally if I knew that I was able to produce top-rated work. That is not to say that I didn’t give all my classes last semester my best because I did. But, I kind of let other issues come in to play and let them take precedence over my own work. That won’t be happening any longer!
So, off I go into the wild CCU wander to discover all that is experienced as a student. Nope, that’s not right, I forgot I am a nontraditional student so I will experience all that is offered to one such as myself – which is what I want it to be. In the meantime I will continue to work hard at the Women’s Resource Center. We have so much planned every week so it will be exciting to watch/participate.
Take care all and happy CCU trails!