September 04, 2014

New Adventures

So as I have mentioned before I started school on Wednesday Sept 3rd. Everyone back home in Ontario thought this was weird as we always started school the day after labor day, but not here in little Prince Edward Island, always have to be different! I was quite nervous I'm not going to lie, a little too much to the point where I was feeling very sick the morning of my first classes. 

All my class are held in a very old beautiful building that I've heard lots of people call creepy. I love it though, it reminds me of a all girls school building, very historic. This building being old has its up and downs, yes it is beautiful but it is very hot inside. Extremely hot. Now I'm not a tiny person by any means and when you put me up four floors in a very hot building it's not pretty. Sadly. I was not comfortable in my first class which didn't help my nerves at all. I have an issue where I think everyone is judging me which is one of the reasons why I was so scared to go back to school. To make matters even worse, this is the History floor, my major which means a ton more classes will be held in this hot, sticky, uncomfortable building. Luckily this class is less then an hour long, so it's not that terrible. I'm hoping to start some sort of an exercise/workout thing to help with my weight issue and that should help with the always being hot issue. Maybe, hopefully!

So this year I am taking a full course load which means five class for a regular bachelor of arts. Mind you if you were in the nursing part you take many more, but I'm not. Since my major is History the majority of my classes will have to do with that. I am also minoring in Asian studies. I was actually quite happy when I found out that was actually a thing. It's too bad that you can't major in it. So because this is my first year and most Universities would rather you have a "General" first year that way if you decide to change your major you aren't locked in right off the bat, so I have a bit of a variety.

First Semester consists of Canadian History pre-confederation, Chinese, Math, Psychology and Sociology. Now when I originally went to go and sign up for my classes there was other ones that were suppose to be picked but at the last minute were change. For example I was suppose to be taking Japanese instead of Chinese but the teacher had to go back to Japan and it was changed to Chinese, I was also hoping to drop psychology and pick up more Asian study course but none were offered for the first semester and I ended up with not only psychology but sociology too. And even further on a down not my sociology class is 3 hours long every Friday afternoon. -_-;;

Second semester consists of Canadian History post-confederation, Asian studies, Writing studies, Psychology 102 and Sociology 102. I seriously just realized I'm taking the second part of these courses as well, well that's a bummer. Oh well moving on.

I've been super exhausted as well. I was so use to being able to sleep in until whenever I wanted to and going to bed around 4am, because I only ever worked weekends. So switching my routine at the last minute to bed early and up at 7am every morning has been a hard task. I should have slowly moved myself into it but I just couldn't get myself out of bed early when I didn't have anywhere to be. 

So plus side in all this is I get to quit my job. I luckily got enough in student loans to cover my rent for the entire term, and since I plan on attending school during the summer as well I will continue to get student loans until I am done school. I am hoping that this mean I will be able to continue dedicated 100% of my time towards my learning. It's a long shot but I do hope to try and graduate with honors. If only right?

Just a side note, I've had a few people say they were envious of the fact that I get to attend school, I mean sure it may feel good to have people jealous of you but not really. I worked really hard to be able to do this and gave up a lot as well. I moved 20 hours away from everything I know, we lost a lot. I have a very hard road ahead of me but this is what I've been trying to work towards. I have a set plan and a goal/dream that I'm working towards. Anyone can do this, you just have to work for it. It took a very long time to get to this point, I mean hell look at me I'm 27 and just started my first year of University, I should have done this 9 years ago. People should be envious of those who stayed in high school did the right thing and went straight to University right after. I didn't do that, I took the long route, stupidly and had a lot of hard times. I would rather people be proud of everything I'm doing and see all the hard work that has gone into being able to attend school then be envious as if it fell in my lap out of luck. 

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So today Adam and I were able to buy more pieces for the rabbit cage we are building. If you didn't know (I'm not sure if I mentioned) but we are getting a baby rabbit at the end of the month. I've wanted one ever since I had one a long time ago and I was able to find some newly born bunnies a little while ago. They are currently only 4 weeks old so we will have the little bun when he is 8 weeks old. He already has a name which a lovely friend of mine thought of and I just fell in love with - Suki. He is a black tort holland lop and was the only one of the 5 that were born black tort, like his father. We are building a cage with wire shelving wood and laminate. I will be sure to take pictures and post the process. I will also be sure to make a post on Suki when I get him! I am super excited to bring him home. It will be interesting to see how my dogs will react to him, but he will be well protected and well loved. 
Until next time. ありがとうございます!

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