First of all, if my language offends…think about how words are only associated with things because we make those connections based off of what we have been taught in our society. Really, “shit” is just four letters put together with the meaning you want it to have. Moving right along now…
I never thought that I would be an 18 credit student trying to play “catch-up” every semester so I can (a) graduate sometime THIS century and (b) stop racking up an extensive amount of student loans that is going to eventually label me as “non-wife material.” (unless my cooking will already condemn me to that fate) Let’s just say my tab with CSU has been open for far too long and I’ve been buying rounds for the whole bar every night.
I guess what I really wish I had known before deciding that I wanted to teach English is how much sleep I would not be getting…
Where was the pie chart from my adviser showing me that delightfully large slice of time being spent on homework, reading, essays, being in class, driving to WELLINGTON!, studying at the library? And in that same pie chart a little, tiny, minuscule sliver demonstrating the sleep that will be had…or two miniature slivers maybe: one for sleep and one for sex.
In between two jobs, a full course load, and a slowly shriveling but still existent social life….I am feeling overwhelmed, sleep deprived, and hungry. When did it become okay for a LIBERAL ARTS degree to prevent you from sitting down and eating an actual meal- an actual meal that didn’t involve a microwave, a drive-thru or a packet of ramen noodles!?
Yarrrgh. This post feels too negative. I am sure there are more rants to come, but for now I kind of feel like turning it over to good ole’ Bobby McFerrin.
All I wanted to get across in this post was that students entering this major need to be prepared for the sleep that won’t exist, the reading that will demand all of your time, and the fast food that will quite possibly make you have indigestion problems.
Oh! and if any of you have reading tips that would be awesome! Alright Bobby time!
(Just look below for the video haha still figuring out this whole blog shenanz.)