Here I Go Again
Judging by what I was exposed to during the
first week of classes, I don’t think this semester will be
as tough as the last. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll have
plenty of reading for two classes, but there’s a minor change
in my course schedule this semester that will make a significant
difference overall. Some of the courses are not required, so I am
taking them for my own pleasure. As opposed to last semester, I
foresee that this semester’s course load will be more enjoyable
than the last.
I am taking a foreign language course because
the thought of being skilled in more than two languages suddenly
fascinated me. Also, trying to learn a third language would be a
challenge I wanted to undertake because I grew up speaking two languages.
In other words, never in high school Spanish class did I struggle
with the pronunciation or grammatical structure of the language.
The French course I am taking now is completely different though.
Going into the class I didn’t even know how to say a complete
sentence (that would make sense of course) in French, so accomplishing
this has been a very neat experience. The class is truly worthwhile.
This semester also seems like I will have
a bit more time to myself. I could easily squander a couple extra
hours a day watching more of Will & Grace (which by the way
has now become my favorite show), but I have found myself looking
for a job and becoming an active member of clubs I wanted to join
last semester. I haven’t found a job yet but I am not too
worried. I feel that there are at least three more years to work
during college, so I will most likely take advantage of the free
time I have now and explore the different clubs I would want to
be sincerely committed to.
I guess the one reason why I am more excited
about this semester is because I am gaining a bit more courage and
freedom. This year I am branching out and actually getting a feel
for what other subjects, beliefs or creative ideas are out there.
Initially, I was scared to explore outside my major for fear that
it might set me back and, God forbid, I would not complete my degree
in four years. However, there’s no rush, at least not for
a while, so I will take complete advantage of this.