Well I haven't posted on here for about half a year but I'm sure no one minds. I've been having a good balance of school and fun in my life so far. Right now I keep wondering if Latin class will actually become chalenging (although maybe i should knock on wood for that remark) and contemplating what to take next year. I think after my advising session in a couple of weeks I'll have a much better idea of what I'll be taking but I think my list for what I'm thinking includes
German Literature in translation 264
I'm not sure how trying to learn 3 languages at once is going to be for me but I guess I'll find out!
If you didn't hear already I did get engaged. I'm not quite sure what else to say about that.
And also at the moment I'm trying to find work at the moment for the summer.
And i think thats a good biannual update for you guys to feed on.
Since my last update that is. So i guess it's time to have another one.
Well I'm a little past half way through my first semester of college and it has been going pretty swell. I've officially changed my major over to Latin and I think I'm going to go get my Ph.D in Classics if I can Lord willing. College life has been fun and hard at the same time. It has been hard because the University of Alabama is very free in their drinking policies so I try to spend my weekends off campus as often as possible. Although, it has been fun because the dorm I live in has had events such as chess tournaments and all-campus nerf wars to keep me entertained. I finished my math class for the semester a couple weeks ago and it has really lightened up my schedule. Other than that I'm doing well in my other classes I believe I so far have a B in religions, A+ in Sociology, A+ in Latin, an A in Math, and a C+ in English.
I'll be traveling home for Thanksgiving which should be a pretty exciting event. I believe there will be quite a number of family members at my home that I haven't seen in a while. So I look forward to that.
And finally registration is beginning soon so I hope I can take the classes I am hoping to get next semester (crossing fingers for):
History of Rome
Astronomy 101 +102
Every once in a while I get this kind of stress that just doesn't go away. I'm not quite sure what it is though.
Last night I went to a young adult bible study where we can get pretty deep about some things and it almost leaves me wondering about my own faith. Example would be why do we partake of the Lord's Supper on Sunday? Even though it does say that they did on Sunday no where does it say that they only did it on Sunday or that they didn't do it on days other than Saturday. It leaves me questioning. I guess that can be a good thing as it makes me continue to search the scriptures as we should.
I guess since I'm about to go off to college I'm still a little anxious on how well I'm going to there.
I guess life used to only have one track but now it seems like there are so many possibilities. In middle school it seemed like my life was decided for me and you know there is some comfort in that because you knew where you were going. You go from grade 6 to 7 so on until 12. Now I have the option of going to college, getting a job, going into the military. So even inside college there are so many things that require me to make a decision.
Among all the options I have it feels like God is putting me somewhere. Like seems like I was given the illusion of an option but in the end I had none.
Honestly at first the whole thing about the economy didn't really worry me but now it seems to have just gotten a thousand times worse. To me it feels like I know what to do better than Obama does. It makes me think I should get into politics. Maybe I will in a few years. We'll see what I'll do.
Breaking up with a girlfriend is never fun. I consider her a great friend but even when we promise that we'll be friends even after we break up it never happens. Is it like a rule in the girl world to make things awkward.
It makes me feel like why am I here, and what am I doing?
I'm currently reading Mere Christianity and The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis which give me a great insight on a lot of things and keep me going.
I just went down to Tuscaloosa for my freshman orientation there and had quite a fun time. While I was there I had a surprise visit from someone I knew in North Carolina who will be going there.
Pretty much what I did while I was there was:
Math placement test
So now I'm pretty sure my classes for next semester are set in which will be
I also think that it is a requirement to end everything you say in Alabama with Roll Tide. Maybe by the time I'm thru with my four years I'll be as crazy as the rest of the people down here.
I hope I'll have fun!!
I've thought a lot about where I might be going in the future lately. So I decided I'll be majoring in Classics in college and I'm thinking a minor in Japanese. If I do I'll be taking an average of two language classes a semester. I guess since I've never experienced college level language courses I'm not sure how well I could take it not to mention two different ones at the same time.
The reason I want to minor in Japanese is to maybe teach in English in Japan.
There are a few other things I've thought I might do after college and here is pretty much a comprehensive list:
Go on to acupuncture school for about 5 years and become an acupuncturist.
Teach English in Japan
and maybe if my Japanese is really good maybe be missionary there. (though that one sounds doubtful and would be more likely after a few years of living there.)
or being a Latin teacher. (though this one would require maybe another year in college.)
I'd say the list is probably top to bottom most likely in my head to least. Maybe some of you are wondering why Japanese? Honestly, I find the language beautiful in its writing system. I think thats also why I'm studying classics because I love reading the stuff more than I do speaking it but alas I know in the end God will put me where he wants me to be.