In the midst of studying for tomorrow’s organic chemistry final I decided my fellow classmates needed some funnies to break up the stress.
Monday was a good day. My classes weren’t bad, the DC (doctor of chiropractic) kids are on spring break so it’s undergrads only on campus, and I got an email that made me smile. My admissions advisor let me know that with the posting of the grades from the previous module my admissions packet was in the hands of the committee. Up until this point I think I’m about the only student that doesn’t have an official acceptance to the doctorate program. NO LONGER IS THIS TRUE!!
I have to admit that I really love that this school is so very communication oriented. Most places would have let me know that I was accepted via the usual snail mail packet of fun. Nope. Not Cleveland Chiropractic College. I got a personal phone call to congratulate me. Now I can go to the registration luncheon (free food on my birthday no less) and really feel like I belong with the rest of my classmates. I will be starting the very intense twelve trimester program this fall. So if you’ve seen me since January and thought to yourself that I was just a bit under pressure you’ve just encountered the tip of the iceberg I’m afraid.
It’s going to be one heck of a ride!
I’m being a good wife and letting Hubby sleep in since he was up all night
playing Xbox live with friends working hard. Because I have a quiz in the morning and two tests a bit later in the week homework just makes sense with this quiet time. Although anyone with kids or, dare I add, dogs knows that the term “quiet time” is different than when one was a young woman living alone in a studio apartment across the hall from an Indian family with the best smelling food. Good times. Good quiet times.
Where was I? Oh yes… My little furry at-least-she-isn’t-barking-at-some-shadow-or-eating-a-textbook puppy making homework a challenge today.
It is officially midterm at school. Well at least it is for my fellow undergrads. I am half finished with organic chemistry 1 and general chemistry 2. We only have four more weeks of 24 hour studying. This much schoolwork plus working part time (more on that momentarily) leaves most of us in a rather fun state of sleep deprivation. Everything is funny to us. So when I came across this comic I laughed till I snorted and laughed some more.
I have received my first part time paycheck. Between the fun new tax stuff Washington passed down, the new insurance issues (a whole different post), and the cut in hours I had no idea how much to expect so I couldn’t arrange a budget until the last minute. I am happy to report that things will be really tight but it is very doable. Nothing that we can’t do. Ok we can’t “do” things like cruises but I’m telling myself that it isn’t because of funding but time issues. Yah. That makes it much better.
So back to classes. I love my new friends. Initially I walked in and it was obvious that almost everyone there was already very well acquainted and had quite a family atmosphere. That’s what you get at a small private school. When I say that it didn’t take long to feel like a part of the group I’m talking about by the end of the first day I felt like I belonged and was being included in things. A rare and beautiful atmosphere. It definitely makes it easier when everyone you come into contact with genuinely wants to help you. Especially when you think about how difficult these classes are but I’d be worried about seeing a chiropractor that had easy classes. They are anything but easy. Yet somehow I’m pulling a B in both classes. I’ll take it!
Ok off to study.