Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Bore, Boring, Bored...

In case it isn't obvious, I'm bored with his blog.  I'm bored with the look and the feel of it and I'm bored with my own words.  I'm just bored.  It's time to shake things up, though I'm not sure how.

Or maybe I do know how.  After twenty-two years at the same job, I finally gave notice last week. I know you can't hear my heart pounding with joy or see it thumping against my chest, but I assure you, it is.  I wasn't sure if I would ever get to say the words "my last day will be...", but now they have been said and they cannot be taken back. I look forward to full-time school in the fall with no work encumbrance or accompanying stress.  I look forward to having time to focus on my senior paper and to spending more time on campus acting like a real student.  I also look forward to increased involvement in the PAT, the history honor society, of which I am now the treasurer. Nothing boring about that; it's almost as exciting as quiting my job!

For a recap of the Spring semester, I completed my three classes with two A's and a B.  Yes, I received my first B and am still alive to tell about it.  I almost don't mind the grade; to mind I would have to be less bored.  I do mind a little, however.  I strongly disliked the class, but I can't help but think that with a little more effort I could have received a better grade. Oh well, it's water under the bridge now.  In the mean time, I've registered for my classes next fall:  Senior Seminar, Literature of the Ozarks, Fundamentals of Tourism, and History of the Middle East from 600 AD (or ACE, or whatever is politically correct at the moment).  I'm looking forward to everything except the Tourism class, but hopefully it will be interesting. 

On a totally unrelated topic, please remember the people of Joplin, Missouri in your thoughts and prayers.  A town of 50,000 about an hour away from my home, they were hit by an EF5 (which is as big as they come) tornado Sunday evening.  Having seen a tornado out my back door in 2003, I know the fear they inspire and the devastation they cause.  We were lucky; it skipped our house and the two next to us, but took out the rest of the road in our neighborhood. The tornado in Joplin didn't skip anything; it was just too big.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Missed your witty prose. Glad you're back!

John W.
East Tenn State

Nicki said...

Everyone gets bored with the blog at some point! I have a hard time finding what to blog about when I am not in school and I have NO time to blog while I am in school! UGH! Congrats on your career change! Full time student is a tough thing to do but I am so glad I didn't work during my studies! If the world thought I was insane going to school and NOT working, I wonder what they would have thought if I tried to hold down a job and do homework at the same time! Good luck with your upcoming semester!!!!!!!!!!!!

Joze said...

A few years ago I gave up work at somewhere where I seemed to have spent forever...and boy did I feel it took courage to do so! So good luck now that you've given your notice! In lots of things it's good to go through with a new broom once a while...
Yes, I'm thinking of Joplin too even though I'm over here in England as a few years ago I had a penfriend in Joplin. We lost contact so I can only hope she's ok.
Enjoy your new semester of studies! :-)

E. Sheppard said...

This is terrific news. I am glad that you will be able to really devote yourself to school. Your classes sound fabulous.

I get bored of my blogs sometimes too. I think it's normal too. :-) Thanks for sharing!

Brandywine said...

It was a big step,and a terrifying one, to give up a secure job, but I am so excited to be a full time student this fall. Thanks for the encouragement everyone!

Nicki said...

Wahooo! I finally know what you look like! =)

Anonymous said...

Good luck! The full time student thing is a hard decision to come to but kind of liberating too. I did the same thing a few years ago, from a job I had been at for 15 yrs. Go figure....now I work for the University that I went to.

Brandywine said...

Anon, I'm glad things worked out for you the way they did; sometimes the most difficult, frightening decisions turn out to be the best moves we make in life.

Nicki, I finally got tired of being faceless, lol.

Caz said...

Love the new look blog! Congrats on your results and to finally being able to be a full time student!