Take at least two classes towards my degree per semester.
Let’s look back, shall we? Short story, I promise!
I graduated high school in 2003. Yep, 9 years ago!
Through most of high school and upon entering college my focal point was going to be journalism/TV productions. Due to family reasons I opted to not move to a university (Florida State University), but instead go to the local community college.
I enrolled in classes and was excited for my beginnings. Within a year life started to get chaotic and something had to give. Despite better judgments, school is what I had to give up on. For more than seven years I tried to balance work, school and life. I dabbled with a class here or there, but never made any real progress.
Part of my college hesitation came from my uncertainty of what degree I wanted to pursue.
Part busyness and my new found laziness.
My head is finally buckled on tight. I’ve learned a lot about myself, and life, in the years since graduating high school. So this year I made a resolution promise to my self: I will make a mature effort towards finishing my degree. At least 2 classes a semester, one semester at a time.
I am combining an old love (journalism) with my new hobby (blogging) to achieve a Bachelor’s is in English with emphasis on Creative writing and a minor in Journalism.
If you have been reading here for any length of time you know my writing isn’t brilliant or perfect. I can only promise that it will get better, like me!
To say I am excited about school is an understatement. I am ready to finally finish the dream that started almost a decade ago! We’re never too old to learn!
From my first creative writing class on Monday; I’ll leave you with this:
Some may say that practicing makes us perfect. Although this might not be necessarily true, I think we can all agree that practice makes us better: better runners, better field-goal kickers, better singers, better pianist, better friends, better cooks – even better kissers. Writing is no different: it takes lots of practice. You must write every day to get better at it. As we all know, though, inherent in any kind of practice is a lot of failure, a lot of mistakes, and a lot of false starts. Furthermore, to get better at something, we have got to push ourselves. To get better at anything, we must stretch ourselves, often to the point of pain.