When they’re not being asked for their opinion, they give one anyway. No one asked you. Just shut up.
Me: $10 for a 4” binder?! I’ll just leave my notes in a stack.
Him: Why don’t you just queue them? You can enqueue them, then deque them!
I was knocked out on my laptop this morning after breakfast with Danny.
I was at the point where I was losing all hope at getting into grad school, but the email came.
They said it would take 6 to 8 weeks. I submitted my application almost 3 months ago.
I was half awake when I saw the acceptance. I couldn’t believe it.
I’ve been working a year for this, and I made it. (:
I’m trying to figure out this work and school stuff. It’s kind of hard to manage working 30 hours a week, driving a 1-hour commute and taking 3-4 classes a semester all at the same time.
I couldn’t manage doing 2 6-week courses for winter session and felt too burnt out to continue with them.
And I’m trying to figure out if I’m serious enough to go back to school. I think I’m just really tired of having so many things going on at once. And I’m tired of my lower-division classes.
Especially since at work, what knowledge I gained from school is barely enough to get me by. The rest is all your own application and personal experience.
School barely scrapes the surface of what I need to survive in this industry.
I know I need some academic background, though.
I’m just so tired of school.
I was looking up classes for Spring registration and I realized that I might only have 4 more classes left to earn an A.S. Computer Programming.
It’s a degree & a state-approved certificate, so I think it will be a good back up plan in case my grad school application gets rejected.
I think I might be taking 5 classes in Spring just to get it over with, so I might not have a life outside of work and school for the next 6 months. :P
- CSC 2 - Intro to Systems Analysis
- CSC 17B - C++ Programming: Advanced Objects
- CSC 17C - C++ Programming: Data Structures
- CSC 18A - Java Programming: Objects
- CSC 21 - Intro to Operating Systems
- HES 1 - Health Science (or Summer 2013)
- KIN 4 - Nutrition (or Summer 2013)
I wish I didn’t have to take those filler health classes. I mean, my Bachelor’s is in Public Health.. Same difference, no?
- Bring lunch to work instead of eating out (saving for a new car!)
- Pilates, Pilates, Pilates
- Start playing the flute again & performing :)
I started it over for the fifth time on Christmas Eve. I was hoping to have it finished and mailed to him the day after Christmas, but it’s barely 1/3 done. I couldn’t even keep it a surprise because I was so excited with the idea of giving it to him, finished in all of its glory, so he found out right away what it was.
I hope I can mail it to him before he gets back down from Christmas. The naive girl in me hopes that he’ll keep the letter safe when he gets it. :p
It’s not a nice pair of Dunks, tickets to the next biggest rave, or a cool smartphone, but hopefully $7 worth of thread and 4+ days of knitting every stitch by hand is enough to show you “I love you.”
I asked a question out of interest to figure out my options, but I got shot down and accused that I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life.
If you don’t have an answer to my question, don’t question me.
- 9a -
Post office to pick up F21 package(bf’s doing it)
- 11a - Counseling & Admissions @ SCC
- 1-4p - Class in Norco
- 6-9p - Class in Riverside
Due: CIS 11 HW_3, HW_4, HW_5
- 8-4p - Work
- 5p - Souplantation with Danny <3
I had my first day at the new job! It was a super fast 10am-7pm shift, but I had a lot of fun and learned a lot, too.
I’m learning so much more than I learned in the 3 terms of computer programming I’ve taken so far. So much that made me realize that academics in computer science is only enough to give you a good foundation for what to do — the rest is application, trial and error, innovation and persistence.
I actually ran into traffic at 7pm, so that was a little bust in my plan. I wanted to work 10am-7pm to skip the traffic!
I got a little burnt out today and coming to the agreement that I don’t handle adjusting to change very well. Poor boyfriend for being my emotional punching bag for a bit. Thank you for the hugs and always patiently taking the time to hear me out.
All I think about is school and work now. If something is not time-efficient or beneficial to my future, I get very edgy. It’s like I require productivity now, otherwise, I feel like I’m not doing something significant or extraordinary with my life.
I planned out pretty much the next 6 months of school. I just hope I get the classes I need. If I get into the Master’s program by Fall 2013, I will be soooo grateful.
- CIS 2 - Intro to System Analysis
- CIS 17B - C++: Advanced Objects
- CMPR 131 - C++: Data Structures
- MATH 185 - Calculus II
- Java I & Java II (optional)
- Discrete Mathematics & Linear Algebra
Other Pre-Requisites Needed
- Discrete Mathematics
- Graph Theory & Linear Algebra
- Java Programming I
I’m sosososo close. By Spring, I will definitely be ready to apply. (: