|This was my gift to my Hubby for our 9th anniversary in Oct 2012. He loves lady mechanika. He even liked the coloring i did (usually his is strongly against coloring)|
My hubby is my best friend, love of my life, and my breath.
|My newest works...some great, some not so much.|
Coll 1000 Journal 2015
This is the second week of class. I am pretty sure it is going to be a good semester. I received my first test grade from Structure and Function (anatomy class). I made an 100 on the first chapter test. I am so happy, I studied very hard for it. I am preparing for the next test over Ch. 2 & 3 for next week. I am also glad that I am taking college success. I feel that insight the class can provide will help me manage my classes and my work environment.
I am so glad my son is out of school for the summer. I am a stay at home mom and I home school him. I feel that I need to take all the time that I can for my anatomy class. I do prepare to study and pass with as high of a grade as I can. To help prove to myself that I can, and to others that look at me being almost 30 years old and just now figuring out what she wants to do with her life. I had a rough start to this semester because of my transcripts of quitting OTC back in 2003. I was seventeen and just wasn't in the right mind frame for school at the time. But, look at me now! I made a 4.0 GPA last semester and I have a cumulative of 2.91 GPA, that is coming out of the hole I dug for myself from my mistake!
I am very happy, and things in life are going well right now, I can’t ask for anything else!
During week 4, things have been up and down. My anatomy class is awesome. I greatly enjoy the content, the days and times of the class, and the teacher explains the material very well. I have continued to do well on the tests. I am still super excited for the fall to come so that I can finally start my dental assisting classes.
I took my son to his dentist appointment today and while there, meet a very nice hygienist. She answered all my questions that I had about schooling, showed me the xrays and explained things to me, and offered to answer any other questions I have, anytime.
The downs, problems with financial aid, was straightened back out, but may have another hiccup, so its made me look for more options available to me, such as scholarships and other grants. It seems to be a few hoops to jump through, but I can and will do all I can to make school work! I have to find a few references for the scholarship application for OTC and finish filling out the profile.
I’m kinda disappointed in not finding as much craft time, as it was all I did before school, but also finding what I do get made, to be more special and higher quality in my eyes. I just have to remember to take a little me time away from studying, family time, and housework.
I have hit the “mid of term slump” that I notice happened last semester to me. I get where I don’t study as hard or pay enough of attention to my work. I hate that about myself. I am not a constant person, except to laziness and a short attention span. I do really good when I stay motivated and have new topics or work to do. I really enjoyed the bone chapter and the muscle chapter, whereas the nervous system didn’t capture me as well and I didn't study like i normally do, so I made my lowest grade in the class so far, a 90 on the test. I still have the next chapter test and the discussion in anatomy before the break. So, I hope, after summer break it will get me back to hitting the books again, doing my best.
I have been drawing on my tablet lately which I am normally more of a crochet/ sewing craftiness. It helps clear my head and allows me to only focus on the drawing, which is a great stress reliever. I have to say, other than studying, I haven’t been under a lot of stress, which is nice because I stayed wound up last semester and I know that the fall semester is going to be busy and hectic from having so many credit hours and my son starting back home school.
I really do not have any issues to discuss, about this class or any of my classes this semester. Things are really going well. I am studying hard and paying attention in class, ready to learn the skills I will use in the work force. My main area of discontent lies with my health (weight) and managing to keep the house up. I tend to be a messier person than most, but mostly in my crafting areas, but it does spill over into normal house chores. I also have a problem about getting obsessed with a project and not being able to focus on or do anything else until i get it finished. I do really well with exercise and cleaning as a start, but tend to lack the strength and patience to keep it going. I realize this is a big problem area for myself and I am currently trying again to get back on the bandwagon with both. I do find it hard to do anything when i feel so compelled to study and then spend time with my husband and son. I am trying really hard in school, as i am afraid to fail because i am doing this for a better life for us. I guess i really lack self discipline. I never thought of that until i just wrote it, now i will go search the web for tips to help change that. I search the web on everything, I love learning new information.
I can not believe this semester is ending. If feels that it had just gotten started. I guess that's the problem when you like learning, you can do it all day, everyday. I feel really confident in my grades. There is a chance I will finish the semester with an A in both of my classes. I have worked really hard in Anatomy and learned good information to use in my daily life and work life from college success. I am really excited for my fall classes to begin while i know it will be a little more stressful due to the amount of class time and my son going back to online schooling, but i know we can achieve the best results while working as a family. This week of finals have been rough on me for the fact of sinuses draining and causing a lot of pain, and the time of month, which decided to let me be a bigger baby than usual and the stress of having 2 chapters and a half on the final in anatomy. Overall, I can end this journal in a happy place and realize that i can overcome anything if i try hard enough and ask for the help i need if i can not do it alone. I have really enjoyed having a journal every two weeks in this class and I plan to keep doing it in my upcoming semesters for a place i can put my goals, troubles that are happening and my thoughts for the future.