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tired of school, tired of everything

vijaykumar's picture
on May 29, 2008 - 10:01am

It feels good to finally be home after such a long trip. It was getting tiresome living out of a suitcase.

I was looking forward to getting out of the city the entire spring semester, and it was good to get away. But it feels nice to be back in my own bed after going to San Antonio to spend time with the crazy drunken Irish clan that is my family at Sea World, then driving all the way down to South Padre where I thoroughly enjoyed myself but so much that I had to be dragged away kicking, screaming and clawing at the sand, then headed to Goliad for Jack's birthday party and then getting caught in the huge shitstorm of drama that's consuming the family after the breakdown of Will and Brandi's marriage. But unlike the rest of my dear relatives, my world hasn't yet come to an end because my cousin and his now ex-wife have issues that they can't sort out without alcohol and highspeed car chases. I have problems of my own.

As of today I only have one more week of freedom before summer classes start. And then it's only one more year before graduation. I'm so ready for it, I'm getting sick of college. For awhile, I was terrified of the real world and wanted to prolong my time at university for as long as possible, so I added another major to avoid early graduation. But now I'm stuck with all this extra work that I can't get out of, and if I don't get the exact classes I need for the remaining semesters, I'm screwed and graduation in four years is definitely out. I don't want to be like my sister and spend six years in college before finally deciding to work toward graduation, I want to be the overachiever of the family and graduate on time with two bachelor's degrees.

But UT makes everything so damn complicated! I finally got an internship this year at Texas Highways magazine, and there's no way I'm giving that up for school. I had the perfect schedule set up that would give me plenty of time for the internship, but now the university is telling me that I can't have more than eight hours the second summer session, and I'm registered for nine. How on earth does that make any sense? A maximum of eight hours? Do they make these damn rules JUST to frustrate me? How does that work, a maximum of eight hours when your average UT class counts for three? Who is seriously going to find a two hour class at this school??

I'm sick of school, so hopefully a solution presents itself.

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