Decisions, Decisions

Classes officially start tomorrow, but I don’t have to start until Thursday.  The closer it gets to the start of the semester, the more I debate whether I want to drop a class.  My advisor swears that I’ll be fine, but I’m feeling very apprehensive and it’s putting a damper on my school spirit.

As of now, I’ll be teaching two sections of Composition 101 and taking 10 credit hours.  A lot of people have told me that it’s a lot, but it seems to be the norm here.  I’m sure I could handle it.  I’m not sure that I want to handle it though.  (Yes, maybe I’m feeling lazy.)

Grad school just wasn’t the plan for me initially.  Summer class wasn’t in the plan either.  I’m feeling really burnt out after my summer classes too, so I guess I don’t want to overdo it.  I guess I’m just worried that I’m being lazy and a bad grad student by wanting to drop a class.  Or maybe I am just desperate to get out of taking Middle English Lit.

I dunno.

As of now, my schedule is alright.

Monday: Class 10-10:50; Class 6-8:50
Tuesday: Teach 9:30-10:50; Teach 11-12:20; Office Hours 2-3:20; Class 3:30-4:50; Class 5-7:50
Wednesday: Nada
Thursday: Teach 9:30-10:50; Teach 11-12:20; Office Hours 2-3:20; Class 3:30-4:50
Friday: Nada

It seems somewhat easy in writing (minus my hell-ish Tuesdays), but I’m afraid it’s going to be too much.  In my defense, I am planning on tutoring and doing college prep activities at the middle/high school here on my days off.  (Extra moolah is always welcome.)

Oh decisions, decisions…

I welcome any and all opinions on the subject.

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I'm 30. When did that happen?

I don't feel 30, so I guess this is my attempt to figure out who I am at this point in my life that has snuck up on me oh-so-quickly.

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  1. I’m sure you’ll be able to handle it. I actually hated my one semester when I didn’t have classes two days a week because I had to do all my homework those days. But this seems doable. Tuesday is definitely going to feel draining, but I’m sure you’ll get through it. What class are you thinking of dropping?

    I would rather have your schedule than what I’m doing right now–absolutely nothing. I feel so LAZY! I’m not doing grad school right away, but I should at least have a job that puts me in the education world (aka, substitute). But I haven’t even applied yet, since Nick has an interview in Iowa next week and I don’t want to find a job here, only to have to leave it. So I have to wait that out and see. In the meantime I have an online class and no work–and I feel like I’m doing nothing important.

    • I’m considering dropping Middle English Lit. Since I had the class today, I’m considering it even more seriously. I know I could handle it, but I really don’t want to take the class. I hate reading stuff in Middle English. I also hate the fact that he makes us recite lines in his office and grades our ability to pronounce Middle English words. I’m torn though because the class only has 12 people, so I’d feel bad dropping. And the professor is also my adviser. What to do? What to do?

      I understand what you mean about feeling practically “worthless.” I felt that way right after graduation until the end of June when I started summer classes. Don’t feel too bad though–you did just graduate AND you’re planning a wedding! I’d enjoy it while you can! =)

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