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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!!!”

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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

My Top Ten…..

I thought I’d do a fun, somewhat meaningless post because….well….I’m waiting for class to start and I’m a little bored….. πŸ˜€

So, my top ten favorite books (in no particular order)!!

  1. John Adams, by David McCullough (non-fiction)
  2. Jonathan Livingston Seagull, by Richard Bach (fiction)
  3. Secret of the Andes, by Ann Nolan Clark (fiction)
  4. Rocky Mountain Ranger
  5. The Frontier Trilogy, by Zane Grey
  6. Prelude to Foundation, by Isaac Asimov
  7. The Lord of the Rings trilogy, by J.R.R. Tolkien
  8. Crusade in Jeans, by Thea Beckman
  9. Forlorn River, by Zane Grey
  10. A trilogy of King Arthur books that I cannot remember the name of, by Gerald Morris

And my ton ten favorite movies (again, in no particular order):

  1. The Last Samurai, starring Tom Cruise
  2. The Lord of the Rings (of course)
  3. Kung Fu Panda (1,2,3) (animated)
  4. Star Wars (OF COURSE!! πŸ˜€ )
  5. Mission Impossible 4, starring Tom Cruise (I like all the MIs, but #4 is my favorite)
  6. Rocky, starring Sylvester Stallone
  7. McLintock, starring John Wayne (and almost all his other movies, πŸ™‚ )
  8. Kung Fu, starring David Carradine (I’m also watching a series by the same name and actor. I highly recommend–it’s great!)
  9. We Were Soldiers, starring Mel Gibson
  10. Independence Day, starring an inconspicuous but good actor…..
  11. Bonuses: Gladiator and Apocalypto

And last but not least, my 10 favorite pieces of music (iiiinnnnn no particular order):

  1. True Grit (by Glen Campbell)
  2. Harp music in general….
  3. Now We Are Free (by Lisa Gerrard)
  4. Six Schluber Chorales (by Bach)
  5. God Bless the USA (by Lee Greenwood)
  6. Soundtracks for the movie Jonathan Livingston Seagull (by Neil Diamond)
  7. He Lives in You, from the Lion King 2 (sung by Alex Boye)
  8. I Think My Dog’s A Democrat (by Bryan Lewis)
  9. Sgt. Mackenzie, instrumental
  10. The War Wagon (by Burt Kennedy)

So that’s all….I spent 20 minutes writing this, so class is coming up soon. πŸ™‚ Let me know what your top ten favorites are!! πŸ™‚

Keep smiling!!

Ashley

First Week of School!!

Yes! The first week of school is finished! It was busy, crazy, muscle-pain-ey and really great!! πŸ™‚ I am very happy to be back in school again.

Just in case you guys didn’t already know, pre-med has a million science courses in it, so I’m basically up to my ears in chemical equations and cell membranes. I’m also taking math and a freshman-mandatory seminar for Honors college. So not too bad…… πŸ˜€

Oh, and racquetball!! Do any of you play racquetball? I’d never seen it done or played it before Monday last, so I was a little apprehensive. But I liked it so much that I played a whole extra hour alone to practice. In short, it’s a great, fun sport and I’m really looking forward to playing it all semester!

So yeah. Homework is a new deal, but I’m doing well so far. It helps that I like most of my classes. And my backpack (a Granite Gear piece of awesomeness) is wonderful, but I’ve never carried a backpack around with books in it for school, so my shoulders had the ache of the ages for the first couple of days!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Overall, I am very happy that I made the decision to go to college early. I was ready and I don’t regret the year of high school that I missed. I needed to take the next big step in my life and I and confident that it can lead me where I need to go.

Keep smiling!! πŸ™‚

Ashley