Ah yes, Fall semester started and I'm back at it. If you didn't know, I've been in school year round this year and although I like getting the classes that I need out of the way, I'm just SO tired all the time now. Unfortunately, I realized this the other day when a co-worker of mine pointed it out.
This semester I'm not taking any merchandising classes because the ones I have left can't be taken unless I complete a basic Microsoft Office class. So obviously, that's one of the classes I'm taking. I'm also taking math, Spanish, and a journalism class at LACC.
I thought the journalism class would help me prepare for working in magazine publishing. I had no idea but the journalism program at LACC has won an insane amount of awards. Awards won over other colleges and not just community colleges but legit universities like UCLA, USC, and ASU. So far I've learned quite a few things in the last couple of class meetings.
Somehow I got wrangled by the teacher into joining the school newspaper as the "fashion correspondent" and now that's where I'm at. The fact that it's an award winning program coupled with the fact that I want to go into magazine publishing, well, it was a no brainer but now, I'm juggling 14 units along with work. The second week of school just ended and so far, I'm okay. It's the other 14 that I'm worried about but I'm keeping a positive attitude.
I've already decided that I'm taking winter off and come Spring, I'm only doing three classes: next level math (provided I complete the math I'm in now), a merchandising class, and the next level journalism class. That's it. I'm giving myself a bit of a break. I deserve it, but still working towards that degree.
Are you in school this semester? What classes are you taking? If not, what was the hardest semester that you put yourself through? Also, send me your good vibes to get through this semester with my grades going unscathed.