Sunday, August 23, 2009

"My fellow nerds and I will retire to the nerdery with our calculators."

Tomorrow, I'll start yet another semester at USF. And I'm really, really excited about it. And anxious.

I'm signed up for 4 classes, all within the College of Journalism. Everything has worked out for this to happen for me. My scholarship came through so I have until October 30th to pay the difference. I was able to swap schedules with a girl at work, which we started on Tuesday. Working 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. is so much nicer than working 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. I used my last paycheck to buy a new laptop and my parking permit for school. And I'm using this next paycheck to buy books.

It's all coming together. I couldn't be happier.

I feel like I've been out of school forever and I decided to go back to school to finish my degree. Maybe because I didn't feel like a student in the spring. I was only signed up for 2 classes (one in which I didn't even have to attend except for 3 classes the whole semester). I never even had a binder for my classes. I just used an old notebook the entire semester. I was only on campus for 3 hours a week. I never bought a parking permit so I parked in 2-hour parking slots (only getting a ticket once, booya!). And it took me 4 weeks after classes started to finally order my books.

But this time, I'll be doing everything the right way. I have my parking permit, my books will be ordered on Friday, and I'm so ready to begin. I've even signed onto the website to look at the syllabi of my classes (only 2 were posted). I bought a new notebook and some new pens. I'm preparing my binder for my classes already. See? I can totally be a nerd.

Since the fall of 2006, I took 8 semesters straight of classes. Fall, spring, summer. Fall, spring, summer. I've been out for almost 5 months and I am so ready to get back into the groove. I'm ready to graduate with a degree I was supposed to graduate with.


  1. Aaahh! JEALOUS. I so want to go back to school. Especially in SF!

    Hope it all goes great---sounds like everything is going wonderfully. I'm glad :)

  2. Hope everything goes wonderfully.

    This reminded me to get a parking pass... !! Thanks! ::)

  3. I love the new blog! And good luck with your new semester. I can't wait to be a student again.

  4. Journalism... definitely the area I should have gotten in to if I hadn't been so cheap when I made a college decision. Now I have to pay back loans for something I don't really want to do.

    Congrats on doing something you want to do!

  5. @justatitch: The USF I'm going to is actually University of South Florida, near Tampa. It's a beautiful campus. I love it and would stay forever if I could.

    @Courtney: Thanks! And yay for me for reminding you! Haha.

    @Passionista: Thank you! Being a student rocks. I wish I could major in professional university student.

    @Angie: I spent 2.5 years with an elementary education major before realizing I really suck as a teacher (and I don't like it). So I totally get you and I'll still be paying back loans on that stupidity. I lost my financial aid (including loans) when I switched majors so now I have to pay my way through school.

  6. This sounds like my adventures with school! Good luck with this semester - hopefully everything goes smooth :)

  7. Good luck with the new school year! There's not better motivation than really wanting to do it.

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