Yesterday was the last day of my first week of winter quarter. I ended up dropping my Saturday drama class, because 25 credits was starting to feel crazy and the middle of the afternoon on Saturday is a really inconvenient time to be tied to a class. I’m still set up to take regular 15 credit quarters spring and summer and have a few more credits than required to graduate.
All of my classes this go round are arts related. I feel the difference coming out of week one. I’m excited and interested in everything I’m taking, and a little scared about the amount of creative output required (not to mention the reading). Overall, I’m feeling optimistic and cheerful. I’m a little worried about “artsy-fartsy” factor–the part of arts classes where instructors and fellow students wax philosophical about high-minded artistic concepts that may or may not be present in the work at hand. I think I’m up for it though.
Keep an eye out for artwork in progress here on the site, and also for more updates about school generally.
School starts up again for me today. It is the first quarter of my new major (Culture, Literature, and the Arts) and is filled with classes that I hope will be fun for me. Today, for example, I have Video Art followed by Creative Writing: Poetry. I’m looking forward to it.
It’s also a scary quarter, because I’m signed up for 25 credits. If you aren’t familiar, a normal full load in a quarter system is 15 credits. It’s possible that I’m crazy to take so many classes, but I want to stay on track for graduation at the end of the summer, and there happened to be tons of classes I wanted to take this quarter.
Part of what I’m trying to do is learn the discipline to manage the work. I’m not working, so the course load shouldn’t be too much if I manage it properly. Of course, I also have to acknowledge that my ADD is a hurdle and establish coping techniques appropriately.
Fun, challenging times ahead.