CLA has been an adventure. From my first day of classes in the SEAM business course where I met many of the people who I call my closest friends to today, while I am an CLA Ambassador interviewing to be a Peer Mentor for the MLK. I cannot believe that time has gone by sooooo fast!
April 2007 Archives
Well, I just scheduled my classes for next fall, and I think I made a good one. Signing up for classes can be stressful, but I’ve found that it’s more fun than anything else. I love looking at all the different classes that the University has to offer, and tailoring a schedule to my personal interests.
Why is it that I can never seem to figure out what I want to be when I grow up? I am twenty-one years old and about to complete my junior year in college and yet I am still relatively clueless as to what I am going to do when I am forced to face the real world. I have had six concrete careers lined up for myself but it seems every month I am inspired by a new career and change my mind all together.
So, the final two weeks of classes are coming up quickly and I still have a lot of work to do before the semester is done. Unfortunately I am easily distracted by all of the events going on around campus and the cities. I am planning on attending the play "Arabian Nights" at Rarig Center this weekend. Some of my friends are in the cast, so I want to show my support for their work.
At the start of my freshman year I felt that I was ready to assume the full responsibility of growing-up. Living on my own (in the Res Halls), cooking my own meals (pouring milk on cereal, or getting fancy and making ramen), and making sure that I went to all of my classes (but still calling my mom in case I missed one, just to let her know), it all seemed like the pinnacle of being an adult. But looking back, I wish I still had the security and simplicity of that year again.
Being in college I have learned that, at least during the week I study quite a lot more than I had to in high school. I guess the perk is that I get to take the classes that I want to in my major, but I still find myself needing a little encouragement to study.
So, this weekend has been amazing. I went home to Madison, WI to visit my family for Easter. I lounged around my parents house and caught up on some good cable TV (I don't have it at my house in MN). We went over to my cousin's house today for Easter lunch and I don't think that I've ever eaten more food in one sitting than I did today. One thing that I've learned as a college student is to take advantage of every opportunity you get for free food.
As you might already know, the most popular major in CLA is ‘undecided’. As a freshman, I entered college completely undecided and open to any field of study. So, during my first year in school I decided to take classes that interested me and knockoff some CLA requirements. This was a good route to take because after completing an Economics and an Introductory Psychology class, I decided to evolve my major around these interests.