Thursday, October 26, 2006

college really isn't as bad a I thought it would be

It's been an interesting week. My parents are flying up for the weekend, so that tosses up the usual a little bit more. It's also been horribly soggy here today. And it's definitely colder than I had ever expected. But for the most part I really like college. I like that fact that I in classes with other people who are chosing to be there as well, enhancing the discussions and the level intellect. I sincerely appreciate this. I love all of the opportunities that are avaliable to me here. Seriously, who would have ever thought that I would have taken up ballroom and had an even remote dedication to it? I certainly didn't. I also enjoy, for the most part, the work and studying that I have to do outside of class. My art history readings are really interesting and I've learned so much from them. And despite common belief, I'm really liking math. I must say though, I'm really looking forward to my classes next term as well because they're going to be really different from what I'm taking this term. Economics is gonna rock my socks.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

half way through the semester

The majority of my midterms are finished now, although I'm still feeling the burden of finals lurking in the future. It's like an evil cycle . . . just like high school. You think you've finally gotten ahead and then you have another arbitrary project to take care of. There's no room for weakness. No room for breathing. No room for being human. Or perhaps that's supposed to be reflected in our learning. I really enjoy all of the classes that I'm taken and hands down, it's for sure better than high school, I just feel like at the bottom of the intellectual food chain again. And it's so hard to wade through the wealth of information that you're given, to figure out the best way to be well versed on a subject without inducing burnout.
On the flip side of things, I'm also faced with being empathetic to every point of view. And so far I feel like I've done a fairly decent job at this. However it doesn't seem to be a two way street. I don't get the same understanding from the opposing parties that I give to them. It's frustrating for me because I really want to have people understand me, whether this is in terms of religious beliefs (or lack there of ) or political affiliation. It's important to be open minded, and when other people are more understanding of you, you in turn, are more receptive to sharing personal opinions.

Friday, October 13, 2006

so far

It's the end of another week here at UBC. It's hard to believe that the month of October is half over already. What's even more freightning, is that the end of the term will be here before I know it. Why does time fly by so quickly? Perhaps it's my perception of time that is askew. I'm never sure which it is. Either way, I want to believe that this experience will reside inside of me for a little bit longer than it took for it all to occur. I've met so many wonderful people and had some truely amazing experiences, which have continued to shape my outlook on life and the world. I especially enjoy hearing from people with different points of view than me. That's what makes us confident in our beliefs, and able to stand on solid ground, when someone dares to challenge what you beleive.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

it's tuesday . . . but it could totally be a monday

It was a long three day weekend, and I'm glad I have school today. I feel that whenever I go without having classes for more than a few days at a time, I begin to feel weird. Like I need to be doing something important. Ha, now there's a thought, that nothing else I do is as important as school. I could ligitimately argue both sides on that one, but I think I'm going to put it to rest now, let everything go, and focus on getting through the day . . . awake.

Friday, October 06, 2006

showing symptoms of ?

ok . . . maybe too long since I last blogged. My life is feeling more complete, especially since the new season of Lost began this week. I'm so enthralled in that show that it's really pathetic. Anyhow, life is getting more hectic . . . midterms, papers, falling behind on reading. I'm sure I'm showing the symptoms of procrastination by now. Nonetheless, I intend on catching up on some serious sleep. I have a plan for getting back on track with my readings, so hopefully all will go as planned. I have a three day weekend so I should get everything done and even squeeze in sometime for review because the week after this is going to be the week from hell.