February 9, 2010

College Thus Far

^This is me. Well, not actually. But it might as well be!

Here I am in my Fundamental Science of Human Nutrition class (it is indeed as boring as it sounds) not paying any attention. My professor is talking about "intracellular fluid" and "osmosis of water balance" and "ion pumps", so naturally I have no idea what's going on. Seeing as I am bored out of my mind, I thought now would be a good time to make a new blog post.
^This is my actual class. My teacher's name is Thunder Jalili... he's a BA. But a very boring BA.

Luckily I have this class with my totally awesome friend Catherine. She likes Obama too so we are way tight. Do you know how hard it is to find someone who likes Obama in Utah? Yeah, very rare. I met her in the LDS sorority I joined a few weeks ago and we just happened to both be in this totally boring class! Woohoo go Psi!

Anyways, so school... it's a lot more difficult than I thought. I find myself actually studying and watching lecture videos online instead of goofing off and finding something more fun to do. Most of the time I choose the later and go have fun, but I'm slowly learning to be self disciplined and do my work. (Paying attention in class doesn't count... especially this class teehee)

So far my hardest class has been my American Indian Experiences class. Don't get me wrong, this class is totally fascinating! I LOVE history and learning about the past, but this class has four text books. Yeah, that's right, four! And I actually have to read them all the way through. One is more of a novel about five indian kids growing up on a reservation which is really interesting. But the others are all about treaties and wars, and who did what to who, and what year that tribe got moved to that state... it's boring. I can read about a page before my mind wanders off to a far away place and then before you know it it's morning and I wake up with my face stuck to the pages of my book. Not fun.

Another really tough class is my math class. I'm pretty much the dumbest person on planet Earth when it comes to math. It makes absolutely no sense to me even if someone explains it to me perfectly. My mind just doesn't work that way. I don't like having things so uniform and perfect the way that math is. Because I don't think that there is an answer to every question. Some things are intangible and weren't meant to be picked apart with numbers and equations. That's just me though.

My favorite class is my Digital Photography class. There is just something about capturing a moment in time and making it into art that I love. I have learned a lot about composition techniques and how to make a picture more interesting by changing the angel or point of view. It's a lot of fun. My favorite part is playing with all the pictures I take on iPhoto and Photoshop. It amazes me what you can do to a simple photograph and turn it into something amazing. 

These are just a few of the many things I have learned so far this semester and I know I am destined to learn a lot more. But the best lesson I have learned thus far is to just be myself. Only you can be you, why try to be someone else? When you stay true to yourself you grow and learn and enjoy life so much more. Well, my class is over so I am out!

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