Thursday, July 2, 2009


Today I experienced one particular aspect of being in college. At the end of my lunch break, I discovered some shocking news from home. Needless to say, I became half a wreck for a good twenty minutes at least, and I had a heavy feeling that came back frequently throughout the rest of the day. With this program being only three weeks, I didn't believe I'd have too many homesick moments. This wasn't a homesick moment, but I realized how difficult it is to be away from home in a different way. When important events occur, you wish you could be there for it. However, you may be all the way across the nation, and you can't just drop everything to fly back home. Neither can you let yourself get carried away and neglect your studies. I was given my time to gather myself and calm down, but as soon as I was collected I returned to the classroom and delved into the topic at hand. As a college student, you can't let your studies be interrupted. You have to be even more responsible, because no one will tell you to 'suck it up' and get on track. It is the real life.

On a lighter note, I found class to be more interesting today. I enjoyed the lab very much, and I was actually able to understand at least the concept part of the seminar. I became lost when real numbers and graphs came in, but I remind myself that I will eventually learn, and that it is okay if I don't understand quite everything because this is a course far beyond the level of chemistry that I studied in sophomore year. I feel the progress!

1 comment:

Don Gosney said...


Much of what you wrote about tonight is of a personal nature and I've sent you an email with my thoughts. Some things just aren't meant for public dissemination. I just hope that whatever caused you your concerns isn't too serious.

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