I am in the throes of getting ready for Finals – the first exam is tomorrow afternoon – and have about three projects due tomorrow and tonight. So this will be brief.
The First Reader asked me when I came in from Math class, after I’d informed him I will be eating, drinking, and breathing calculus all weekend, what my Spring schedule looks like. So I went through the semi-annual ritual of printing out my class schedule and hanging it next to his desk. I also put it on my calendar (I use google calendar to keep my life in line) for the first time. I’d looked at the classes before, of course, but only with an eye to avoiding conflicts. I hadn’t looked at them in the entirety of this-goes-here-and-then-that.
Suffice it to say that Wednesdays this spring will be a bit challenging. I’m still only taking 17 credit hours, which translates to 20 actual hours in classrooms and labs, and about 45-60 hours of homework outside class. Yes, it’s a touch more than ‘full-time’ but it means I graduate on schedule in Dec 2016. That’s the goal.
These faces, on the other hand, are why I’m pushing myself so hard.
If there is no other reason, I intend to show them that hard work is how to achieve your goals. Never give up, never surrender!