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29 April 2004 @ 07:39 pm
Think Round  
Bro asked me tag along to some college open door day. I'd already said yes, figuring that I needed to get on with figuring out where to apply, when it occured to me that I still am a student and don't need to apply anywhere else. Bad brain day or everyone's favourite Egyptian river?

Looking back, my three months at university seem very surreal. It wasn't that bad actually. The food and the wheather sucked, chem classes were dull, math classes were somewhat interesting, physics classes were usually amusing and my on-the-side job was boring. I met some interesting people and spent too much time online, but that was about it. I can't say that I actually did much or learned a lot. There was a single exam in those three month, which I just about passed. Leaving for at least a year wasn't planned, but when I left, I was just glad it was over. A lot of that was due to health issues, but after I'd been away for a while, I realized, I didn't miss any of it, aside from the decent internet connection and being able to sleep until 8 a.m. in the morning. It would be impossible to pick on thing that bothered me about going to university, well aside from that fact that I'm not that reading type, it just felt like a serious waste of time and resources. A constant sort of "What the hell am I doing here ?" - feeling. Might have been the subjects I picked - I only took science because I don't like reading very much.
The point? - What now - or more specifically what next fall?

a)Shut up, stop whining, get the neccessary paperwork stuff together and go back to the UK. That's pretty self-explanatory. Getting a grip never hurt anybody.

b)Forget the college thing entirely. - Not very practical, as I probably have the intellectual abilities for it. But four years of that?!

c)Rethink it. Maybe take a more suitable subject, As someone who speaks 8 languages I shouldn't be surprised that my talents don't lie with physics. Maybe apply to another university. Probably the most sane option - but I so have no clue. This was exactly like it was the first time around. I'm afraid that I'm just going to make things worse.
syperpentroy!: TE - scared brancaentropy84 on April 29th, 2004 07:01 am (UTC)
I say this is all too complicated for anyone. College is definitely that way. I'm sure you've been rethinking it, but maybe that's the best way to go. Did you decide on chem or was it something that your parents wanted?

I doubt you'll make things worse. *hugs*
syperpentroy!entropy84 on April 29th, 2004 07:17 am (UTC)
Clarifying about the 'I doubt you'll make things worse.' (I figured it could be taken the wrong way)... I just think that things will turn out better than you think they will. But, that's the way I think, too. With 8 languages, you could always be a linguist... or a translator. :)
Illmanillman on April 29th, 2004 07:52 am (UTC)
It really is too complicated, or so it seems.

I'm sure you've been rethinking it, but maybe that's the best way to go.

Not sure what you mean there?

I didn't decide on chem, I went with what the careers advisor at school suggested, because I really didn't have a clue what to write on my application. You see applying to a UK university a a lot simpler than applying to a US university. It's just a two page form.

Thanks. Things probably can't get worse than my first shot at university life. That was bad timing in so many aspects ;) Short of getting kicked out on my next try, should there be one, it's a pretty safe bet that it will be better. Getting a job otherwise isn't such a big problem. I actually got promoted this week. Heh. Gotten on with your packing yet?
syperpentroy!: TE - branca smilingentropy84 on April 29th, 2004 09:18 am (UTC)
Well, you've already been thinking everything through... so might as well just keep going down that path. This all makes my head hurt... *holds head*

You got promoted! Hee! Congrats :)

You know me... and my procrastination packing wise.
Illmanillman on April 29th, 2004 09:39 am (UTC)
*joins head holding* That's not good evening pondering material, it will only lead to pointless 3 o'clock in the morning broods. *wanders off to find something to watch*
gledster2000gledster2000 on April 30th, 2004 03:28 am (UTC)
I'm just going to add a short post to say ITA with nekosmuse. That's why, even after I finish Uni this June, I'm not going straight into teaching. I want to take some time and decide if teaching IS the career I want to spend the rest of my life in.

Have a think about what works for YOU and where you want to be. That's the most important thing. Take your time and make the right decision. If you need any help with Uni research or whatever, just let me know and I'll be glad to help if I can!