Today is the first day of my senior year. By this time next year, I’ll be in college. I know this is a clichéd statement, but: I can’t believe how quickly the time has flown by. I remember my first day of kindergarten so clearly still, remember putting on one of my favorite dresses and riding on a school bus for the first time and finding my classroom.
And now my school years – the secondary ones, at least – are almost over. Wow.
This fall, I am studying the following five subjects at home:
- Astronomy. Yay!
- Statistics. Blah.
- Writing. YAY!
- American Literature. I wanted to study World Literature instead, but apparently Am Lit is required to graduate. Sigh.
- Economics. Snore.
I’m also studying Spanish 201 at a local university, with classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This will be my third semester of Spanish at that college, and I’ll complete a fourth semester this spring as well.
My future college, the University of Iowa, specifies four semesters of a foreign language in its graduation requirements. I’m really hoping that, thanks to all my college-level Spanish classes in high school, I won’t have to take Spanish at the U of Iowa. This prospect is exciting to me not because I dislike the language, but because bypassing some classes would probably make it easier to finish on time (within four years) even with my double major of creative writing and journalism!
I’m also excited today because this evening, after I’ve completed my schoolwork, I’m going to see a showing of Doctor Who‘s series eight premiere at a local theater! Yay! I look forward to watching with a bunch of nerds just as much as I look forward to the episode itself. I imagine it’s probably more fun to be part of a big audience than to watch Doctor Who alone. Which is what I usually do.
Pretty soon, I’ll be back to my usual blogging schedule – every other day. (Or even less frequently, if I’m inundated with assignments.) I know I’ve posted a LOT this month, but that was only because I was feeling especially productive. Don’t expect this new-blog-post-every-day thing in September… but it will probably last until the end of August, because these posts are scheduled and I’m actually writing this on the twenty-second, not during the school year at all. I have more free time now, so I’m writing as many future posts as I can.
If you’re still in school, has your school year begun yet? What are your thoughts on it so far?