Finals Week

In the midst of studying for tomorrow’s organic chemistry final I decided my fellow classmates needed some funnies to break up the stress.

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Chemistry Distraction

I’m being a good wife and letting Hubby sleep in since he was up all night playing Xbox live with friends working hard. Because I have a quiz in the morning and two tests a bit later in the week homework just makes sense with this quiet time. Although anyone with kids or, dare I add, dogs knows that the term “quiet time” is different than when one was a young woman living alone in a studio apartment across the hall from an Indian family with the best smelling food. Good times. Good quiet times.

Where was I? Oh yes… My little furry at-least-she-isn’t-barking-at-some-shadow-or-eating-a-textbook puppy making homework a challenge today.

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Catch Up

It is officially midterm at school. Well at least it is for my fellow undergrads. I am half finished with organic chemistry 1 and general chemistry 2. We only have four more weeks of 24 hour studying. This much schoolwork plus working part time (more on that momentarily) leaves most of us in a rather fun state of sleep deprivation. Everything is funny to us. So when I came across this comic I laughed till I snorted and laughed some more.

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I have received my first part time paycheck. Between the fun new tax stuff Washington passed down, the new insurance issues (a whole different post), and the cut in hours I had no idea how much to expect so I couldn’t arrange a budget until the last minute. I am happy to report that things will be really tight but it is very doable. Nothing that we can’t do. Ok we can’t “do” things like cruises but I’m telling myself that it isn’t because of funding but time issues. Yah. That makes it much better.

So back to classes. I love my new friends. Initially I walked in and it was obvious that almost everyone there was already very well acquainted and had quite a family atmosphere. That’s what you get at a small private school. When I say that it didn’t take long to feel like a part of the group I’m talking about by the end of the first day I felt like I belonged and was being included in things. A rare and beautiful atmosphere. It definitely makes it easier when everyone you come into contact with genuinely wants to help you. Especially when you think about how difficult these classes are but I’d be worried about seeing a chiropractor that had easy classes. They are anything but easy. Yet somehow I’m pulling a B in both classes. I’ll take it!

Ok off to study.

The Big Reveal

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about some big life changes that were in the works.  But since it wasn’t 100% confirmed I wasn’t able to reveal all of the details.  It’s still not 100% but I’d venture a guess that it’s closer to 98% and that’s close enough for me.

Starting Monday I’m going back to school.  School isn’t something new to me.  I’ve often taken a class or two here and there over the years (that’s how I got my associates degree after all).  What makes this change huge and scary is that I’m going full-time and will only be working part-time.  Well that plus a slew of other minor things like student loans which as of this point I have never had to use (work reimbursement was great while it lasted).

Cleveland Chiropractic College

Cleveland Chiropractic College

I will be attending Cleveland Chiropractic College and by the end of the summer I will have finished my bachelor degree in biology.  Adding to everything else that’s terrifying me about this change is that classes are accelerated.  That alone is a challenge but when I get to take a ton of different chemistry classes that are eight weeks each I find myself freaked out.  OH!  And it gets better… my first eight week session’s grades in general chemistry 2 and organic chemistry 1 will dictate my acceptance (or lack thereof) to the chiropractic program in the fall.  I’m terrified and excited all at once.  I just have to make this work.

I have a great support system with all of my family and my friends that function as an even crazier family.  If you find yourself in one of these groups please don’t take any panic attacks personally and forgive me if I forget something as I will have more things to juggle than I am used to.  I love you all.

A Christmas Miracle?

My own miracle in time for Christmas!  Can you guess what it is just from the picture?

Any guesses at all?

Here’s another clue…

Give up?

I got an email tonight telling me my grade in my Chemistry class.  I somehow pulled off a 90 on the final making my grade for this class a B.  I really can’t tell you how I did it but I won’t argue!  So only spring semester before I can apply to nursing school.  It’s so close but not close enough yet to make me happy.  One day at a time right?