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Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas!!!

I wish you all a wonderful, happy, very merry Christmas this year!! Let’s celebrate Christ and spread our love and kindness and good cheer. May your gifts be plentiful and full of joy.

Merry Christmas and a Happy lil’ ol’ New Year!! πŸ˜€

Ashley

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End of the Semester!!!!!

It’s so unbelievable it’s still sinking in. I took my last final exam on Friday and now I have nothing to do. Literally. It’s so awesome!!!! (It’ll stop being awesome in about a week, but for now it’s great. πŸ˜€ )

I have learned that college is hard, but if I pace myself and de-stress a little with pizza and an awesome family that I can totally make it through. πŸ™‚ I have learned that after about two months of being there, I cannot pass a day without seeing someone I know. I have learned that I like tests, but I don’t like the deans of the different sub-thingies (math, sciences, etc.), who assign homework ALL THE TIME and before finals week, when I’m supposed to be studying. Like, do you even want me to succeed?

Anyway, I also learned that statistics is awful, chemistry is okay, biology is still my favorite science, racquetball is amazingly awesome and that I can’t stand liberal professors who incorporate politics into my classes. Ugh! πŸ˜‰

The first half of the semester was a struggle, since I was trying to figure out how to cope with the whole thing, especially since I’d never done homework before in my life and I had to learn how to take tests. Once I had that all figured out, my grades started going up and my confidence levels did too. And although my classes are not all A’s, as I’d hoped, I feel confident that I can meet the 3.8 GPA requirement for med school.Β  Continue reading “End of the Semester!!!!!”

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy thanksgiving, everyone! I hope you have a wonderful day with your families and friends and a joyous season of thanks and giving.

Β I am enjoying a wonderful most-of-the-week off from school and spending a wonderful time with my family. I thank God for all the amazing gifts I have received this year and I feel truly blessed.

Also, thanks to all of you who have stuck with me over the course of my blogging ups and downs. I know I haven’t been very consistent at all over the past six months and I appreciate your continued support.

Anyways, enough of that sappy stuff. πŸ˜‰ Enjoy your time off and the wonderful gifts of love and friendship.

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!! πŸ™‚Β 

Ashley

Life is Crazy!!!

Well, to be more specific, college is crazy! πŸ˜‰ Now that I’m about halfway through my firstΒ  semester, the pressure is building to keep my grades up. I also have an added disadvantage that most freshman do very well without: since I’ve been homeschooled my whole life, I am used to processing information at my own pace and also learning straight out of a textbook and making my own conclusions. The fast pace of the lecture halls is telling a little, but I have hope that that is only a temporary “freshman” setback.

Anyways, life’s been a little crazy for the past two weeks. I got sick at the beginning of this crazy cycle and I missed a few classes, so I spent most of last week trying to catch up. I also have a chemistry exam tomorrow…..keep your fingers crossed for me!!! πŸ™‚

But not for an instant do I regret coming to college or choosing this particular degree. I’m very, very happy in college, I’m learning tons of stuff and I am content knowing that this is what I was meant to do. Do I regret skipping my senior year of high school? No, except for the fact that I never took chemistry. Gosh, that would be useful now!!! πŸ˜€ Continue reading “Life is Crazy!!!”

First College Exams!!!

Whew!! Yes, it’s true. My first college exams are over!! πŸ™‚

In case you didn’t know (I don’t remember if I posted this or not) the pre-med course that I’m taking involves a lot of chemistry and biology, both of which are my major courses for this semester. I’m also taking a math class (statistics) and an Honors College intro course called Text and Critics (we read books and papers and critique them).

So I had my first biology exam last Friday and I passed it with an 85%, so I’m pretty happy with it. I also did my first Chem exam yesterday evening at eight in the evening (why the heck do they do exams in the evening when you’re tired?!?!?!) and I got a 76%, which is good considering both the fact that it was my first exam and I’ve never taken chemistry before.

So, yeah!!! πŸ˜€ I’m pretty happy with it and I’m looking forward to improving my scores over time. I jumpstarted the first few weeks, but tiredness and college wear-and-tear is finally catching up with me, so I know that if I can push through the next couple of weeks with improvements, then I’m good to go. Wish me luck, y’all!!! πŸ™‚

I cannot promise regular posting, because I don’t know how much homework, if I’m in the mood, etc., but I’ll try.

Plus a few memes for you:

Keep smiling!! πŸ™‚

Ashley