Saturday, December 24, 2005

It's been forever, it seems, since I have written. Thanks to those few who keep checking to see if there's anything new. You keep me mindful that I need to put something in here.

Finals have been over for about a week now, and I'm planning to use the break between semesters to put things in order in the rest of my life, namely, getting my apartment organized. I suppose if I were to make a New Year's resolution, that would be it: to get my life more organized and keep the apartment cleaner. There's other areas of my life that could probably use some attention, too, but the ones I have in mind are so dependent upon the attitudes of others that I can't really waste my energy focusing on them right now. (Those of you in the "inner circle" of friends can probably decode that...) Anyway, back to school. I got my grades for the semester a few days ago. I got A's in Art History and Software I, and B's in Design I and Painting I. That's pretty much what I expected to get. I'm not terribly upset with either of the B's, since my Design teacher pretty much told us that she doesn't believe in giving A's, and I know my limitations in painting skills. Still, I was happy with my progress in painting class, and I have at least three really nice paintings to show for it.

I have a bit of a dilemma concerning next semester. I had signed up for an Art History class that I really wanted to take, History of Graphic Arts, but apparently there weren't enough like-minded people around, because it looks like they didn't have enough enroll to fill the class. All of us who signed up for it were disenrolled. The dilemma comes in because not having this class takes me below full-time status. I had thought that I would lose my student loan by not being full-time, so I begged the chair of the Design Dept. to let me into her Illustration class. She did, but now I have four studio classes, which means a very tough semester if I leave things as is. The other part that makes this a "dilemma" is that, when I called the Financial Aid Dept. to make sure they knew that I would be full-time again once the semester started, they told me that I needn't have bothered. I can stay with the nine hours if I want and still get the student loans as usual. So, now I have to decide whether to tell the Design chair that I decided not to take her class after all, or go on and take it and bust my butt for the next five months. I think the decision will hinge upon whether I can pick up the class at a later date, and whether going only nine hours in a semester will put me behind in my progress toward my degree. Lots to think about over the break...

So, I think that catches me up pretty much on the important stuff since the last post. Sad, in a way, that two paragraphs are all it takes...

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