Monday, August 31, 2015

It's the Third Week of School

Well, I was about to say that August is probably the month that I've written the least since I started blogging years ago, but with this post on the last day of the month, I have nine posts in August which matches two other months this year. To say that blogging hasn't been a priority for me this year is an understatement.

I don't really know why I haven't blogged much. There's no one reason in particular. I've been plenty busy and had many things to write about, but no desire to write. I've been super busy at work this year which has been great, but then by the time I get home in the evenings, I haven't really wanted to turn on a computer. So, that's one reason.

Another reason is I feel like I'm kind of boring. There's only so many ways I can write about my adventurous weekend of grass mowing and laying around watching TV. In reality, I've done a lot more than that, I just never seem to get around to writing about what I have done.

Now, I'm in school and my evenings are spent studying and reading and preparing for the next assignment or quiz which is basically going to be my life for the next three years. So, see I guess I really am boring. All this to say, thanks to those of you who do stop by from time to time to see if I've posted anything new. I'd like to promise that I'll do better, but as soon as I make that promise, I'll fail you. However, I've got more on the agenda in the coming weeks than I know what to do with so hopefully I'll get around to telling you about it.

Speaking of school, I'm now in my third week. Time flies when you're having fun I guess. The two classes I'm taking this semester are really very interesting and I'm enjoying them both. There's A LOT of reading. I've probably read more in the past couple of weeks than I have in the past couple of years, but the reading has been interesting and I take it in small increments because while the information has been useful, reading a textbook can also get kind of boring. So, if I go in small increments and take breaks, it seems to work better for me. So far I've gotten all of my assignments turned in early and passed all my quizzes and am making an A in both classes. I think we can all agree that this is a much better effort than my undergrad years.

The one thing I don't like is group projects which can be a little tricky when you're taking an online class. I've been assigned a team that seems like they are either going to not participate or wait until the last minute to contribute. Either way, I'm really not happy about it. We have an assignment due on Monday that I've written a lot on and no one else has contributed. The one good thing is that my professor has noticed and sent me a message telling me I've done nice work. So, at least he acknowledges that I'm doing my part on a team of slackers.

So, to sum it all up, school's going well for now. When fall TV and football start, I'll have to be more disciplined; so, I'll go ahead and solicit your prayers now. Ha!

1 comment:

Erika said...

I HATE group projects....I've never liked depending on other people for things like that. But I'm glad your professor recognizes your contribution :)

I'm not at all surprised that you are doing well and have an "A" in both classes :) :) Keep up the good work!